The Return of the Marines

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

The Return of the Marines Publisher's Summary

The Few: Book 1 - Gunnery Sergeant Jacob McCardle is the commander of the Marine Detachment at the US Embassy, New Delhi, when the president of the United States arrives on an official visit: the same man who, as a Congressman, sponsored the bill that had decimated the Corps in a cost-cutting effort. As the president arrives, the embassy is attacked and isolated by a mob of nationalists. With the Indian government seemingly unwilling to take action to restore order and with an ambitious vice-president seizing this as an opportunity to move up to the White House, it is up to Gunny McCardle and his small band of Marines to keep the president alive. Faced with tremendous odds, Gunny has to lead his Marines in an almost impossible task. That is nothing new to the US Marines. Impossible tasks are the Corps' forte. But can his small detachment keep up the tradition of the Corps and succeed despite tremendous odds?

The Proud: Book 2 - After the events at the US Embassy in New Delhi, the Marines are being brought back as a combat unit. Newly commissioned 2d Lt Anthony Niimoto, a hero of the embassy takeover, is with the first Marine battalion to get back into the deployment cycle. Assigned to anti-piracy, this is supposed to be a dull deployment. But when a US ship is seized by Somali pirates, it's First Platoon, K 3/6 at the tip of the spear. With SSgt Davidson, an ex-Ranger who returns to his Marines roots, the two of them must lead their platoon into harms way, ever conscious of Black Hawk Down, the Battle of Mogadishu. Was Tony Niimoto a one-shot wonder in New Delhi, or does he really have what it takes to be a leader of Marines?

The Marines: Book 3 - China is growing in power and in need of raw materials. When an aggressive general, with encouragement from an unnamed puppet master in the Politburo, moves to seize the Spratly Islands from The Philippines.

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  • Book 1-3

    • The Return of the Marines

    • A Tale of the Marines in the Near Future
    • By: Jonathan P. Brazee
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 22 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    This is all three books of The Return of the Marines Trilogy. Faced with tremendous odds, Gunny has to lead his Marines in an almost impossible task. That is nothing new to the US Marines. Impossible tasks are the Corps' forte. But can his small detachment keep up the tradition of the Corps and succeed despite tremendous odds?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great action

    • By Nelson A Hill on 02-01-15

    Regular price: $29.95

  • Book 1

    • The Few

    • A Tale of the Marines in the Near Future, The Return of the Marines, Book 1
    • By: Jonathan P. Brazee
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Gunnery Sergeant Jacob McCardle is the commander of the Marine Detachment at the US Embassy, New Delhi, when the president of the United States arrives on an official visit - the same man who, as a congressman, sponsored the bill that had decimated the Corps in a cost-cutting effort. As the president arrives, the embassy is attacked and isolated by a mob of nationalists. With the Indian government seemingly unwilling to take action to restore order and with an ambitious vice-president seizing this as an opportunity to move up to the White House, it is up to Gunny McCardle and his small band of Marines to keep the president alive.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good military fiction

    • By Jim Merchant on 06-23-15
    • A Tale of the Marines in the Near Future, The Return of the Marines, Book 1
    • By: Jonathan P. Brazee
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 11-25-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 26 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Proud

    • The Return of the Marines, Book 2
    • By: Jonathan P. Brazee
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    After the events at the US Embassy in New Delhi, the Marines are being brought back as a combat unit. Newly commissioned 2dLt Anthony Niimoto, a hero of the embassy takeover, is with the first Marine battalion to get back into the deployment cycle. Assigned to anti-piracy, this is supposed to be a dull deployment. But when a US ship is seized by Somali pirates, it's First Platoon, K 3/6 at the tip of the spear.

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • The Marines

    • The Return of the Marines, Book 3
    • By: Jonathan Brazee
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    China is growing in power and in need of raw materials. When an aggressive general, with encouragement from an unnamed puppet master in the Politburo, moves to seize the Spratly Islands from the Philippines and Taiwan, the Marines of the 15th MEU are the only unit in position to do anything about it. What makes things more difficult is that the Chinese have made great strides in cyber warfare that have negated America's technological superiority.

    Regular price: $19.95