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Publisher's Summary

The war made him a hero. Now the Marines need him to be a leader. 

Cam Alvarez is a Drop-Trooper. A warrior-knight wrapped in the futuristic armor of a high-tech battlesuit, and he’s one of the best. When he’s promoted to sergeant and asked to become a leader, he faces a whole new challenge. The Marines are striking deep into enemy territory, and the casualties are mounting.  

Cam is torn, knowing his job is to follow orders and carry out the battle plan, even if he doesn’t agree with it. But his squad has become his family, and now he’s being asked to lead his family into battle, knowing it will mean their deaths. 

Can a Marine squad leader come up with a better battle plan than the high command? And will anyone listen if he does? 

Grab the explosive second installment of Rick Partlow's newest military sci-fi series and find out!

©2020 Aethon Books (P)2020 Aethon Audio

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If you can’t do an Aussie accent… don’t try.

Great story. Good transition from book one. I really don’t mind that early in the book Connelly, the Aussie is not looked upon kindly BUT on behalf of myself and all other Australians, if you can’t do a decent accent… don’t try. Connelly sounds like a South African doing a poor Crocodile Dundee. Otherwise a fine read.

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  • Willis Burns
  • 26-05-2020

Impatiently waited

And I’ve been rewarded for my wait! What a great addition to this series. Easily Partlow’s best so far. Keep going... go! go! go!

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  • Louis
  • 29-12-2020

terrific

i love this series. the narrator does a very good job as well. semper fi

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  • Marlon
  • 15-06-2020

Middle of the road

I don't get how it's so hard to reward people who do good work. The author writes the MC in dangerous situations and he does heroic things to survive, but putting him in for a silver star or Navy cross is unheard of. I get it he's not looking for glory or leadership, but shit put him in for recognition.
The other part I don't get is waiting until the indig plants an IED to do something. In one breath you say you don't have the Geneva convention and the other breath you want them to wait to attack the indigs. Several of the team didn't need to die if they just went in first, but we will see the next book. I was going to stop at this one if another point was given command, but we will see in the next.

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  • 09-10-2021

entertaining

nonstop fun and action. gets you to like certain characters but shows realisim in their loss and how it fwll for the survivors

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  • LHK64
  • 01-09-2021

Great book!

I was on the edge of my seat reliving the battle sequences that were so eloquently written.

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  • Brothanoomsy
  • 11-08-2021

Military scifi with big bots.

This guy can write! He has obviously been in the military and writes like it. This is good scifi and good military fiction. I liked it. I would recommend this author and narrator without hesitation.

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  • Gary Carter
  • 16-07-2021

Par Excellence lol

Excellent story. I was caught up in this story from the 1st to the last words! Already have the next book lol😊

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  • Munster
  • 10-06-2021

Danger close, full time

Love the mix of close quarter combat and personal struggles that the MC has to struggle with.

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  • Scott Furgerson
  • 07-06-2021

An awesome listen!!!

Made me want to join the damn Corps just by listening!!! Would highly recommend it!

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  • David Hannan
  • 02-11-2020

This is a very good series

I've only listened to 2 books by Rick Partlow, but this dude can write. Read one review that basically stated that if you have listened to one sci-fi book you won't miss anything in this series. That's total crap. Being former military, this book has so many elements of military life packed in. None of the idiotic cheese that a lot of writers pack into their books. Tactics that actually sound correct vs crap that other writers come up with.

The narration is actually very good. The one thing that drives me crazy is to listen to a military book being presented by a dude who sounds like Mr. Rodgers reading a children's story. Not this book. The one ask is that the author would go into more detail in the area of the space battles, but that lack doesn't take away from the story.

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  • joe
  • 01-07-2020

Really amazing

The first one was good but felt like it needed another hour or so to bulk out the battles and more character and world building. This one done it. I was so happy. The fighting started and I was shouting and getting engaged with it so much. Really good if you want fast pace good action and building the “universe” of the story

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  • graceful
  • 09-07-2021

Great story continued from book one

outstanding continuation of book one, would recommend this series so far, on sale is a bargain

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