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Publisher's Summary

At the close of the 24th century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descend into chaos. With the Galactic Union’s army stretched thin, mercenary units have arisen for those who have the need - and the means - to hire them.

Captained by former Detached Guerrilla Forces Colonel R. A. "Rags" Cutter, the Cutter Force Initiative is one of the best. A specialized team consisting of both aliens and humans, the Cutters offer services ranging from combat training and protection to extraction and assassination - as long as the target deserves it and their employer makes good on payday.

When they're hired to find and rescue Indira, the soon-to-be-married daughter of Rajah Ramal of New Mumbai, the team's first task is to identify the kidnapper. The obvious suspects are insurgents who want to overthrow the rajahnate, but as other forces enter the game and an assassination attempt is made on Ramal, the Cutters realize that their in-and-out extraction job is about to get a lot more interesting - and a lot more lethal.

Steve Perry is a New York Times best-selling author who has collaborated on novels in Tom Clancy’s Net Force series. A recipient of the Willamette Writers Lifetime Achievement Award, he also won an Emmy for his work on Batman: The Animated Series.

©2012 Steve Perry (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A razor-sharp novel by a master of military science fiction." (William C. Deitz, New York Times best-selling author)
"Perry excels at hard-boiled writing, flashing dialog, and stripped-down action." ( Oregonian)

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  • Matthew
  • 10-10-2020

Goes nuts with the imaginary pronouns, disappoint.

This book would be great except the author goes out of their way to invent many new pronouns to use instead of "him, her or them" and then over uses them to the point of being annoying. Even if they were real pronouns like him or her it would just be bad writing to have such repetition. Every conceivable opportunity you get an unnecessary made up pronoun shoved in. It's fiction, so I'd be fine with being gender neutral towards the transgender character (who I quite liked as a character), but then you just use "them, theirs, etc". The author goes overboard in the extreme to make their political views on the "issue" known. No matter the political view that kind of thing always gets in the way of what should be an entertaining story.

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  • frank
  • 09-10-2020

Terrible

Not even the great R.C. Bray could save this hot garbage. This is just the worst.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-12-2020

Sjw fan book

If you were looking for entertainment, get ready for a whole book of identity politics shoved down your throat. Another cookie cutter woke story, men stupid and bad, women prefect and strong. Which is weird because one would think that a military sci-fi novel’s target demographic would be men, guess they don’t like money.

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  • R. Smith
  • 11-10-2020

What in the what was that.....

It felt as if the writer was being paid by the word....

It was slow moving and not very cohesive....

There was so much potential....but the writer seemed to have a very skeletal plotline/idea - but seemed unable to flesh that out. More words doesn't improve a story.

I can't recommend this one.....

It was just.....let me put it this way ....if I had paid for it, I would have requested a refund.

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  • Brutis
  • 01-11-2020

bad

It wont let me submit a review without typing something in this block but really all that needs to be said is its bad.

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  • Dawm
  • 14-03-2017

Random. Random. Random????

What disappointed you about The Ramal Extraction?

The folks in this book just do a bunch of random shit. Apparently, they are all badasses, but I feel bad for the guy whose daughter has been kidnapped because this team just does a lot of aimless activities that don’t seem to get them any closer to the goal. Sherlock, they are not.

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R. C. Bray, he does an excellent job as a narrator. He has developed a unique voice for each person in the story.

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  • Rob
  • 29-09-2020

Solid story telling - yet ...

I enjoyed the story generally with great hand to hand and firefight scenes. Yet I felt the bigger picture hints were under thought through and the hooks for the next books was clunky.
I admit to being a fan of RC Bray narrating first person action stories and I think the performance helped lift the tale overall - BUT - RC - please please please do not attempt Australian or New Zealand accents, also for Australian and New Zealand place names, google the pronounciation, particularly the Te Reo Maori & NZ place names.

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  • Professor
  • 04-01-2013

HOSTAGE RECOVERY-ACTION DETECTIVE

Easy going action detective story with great narration.

If you want something simple without lots of baggage and mind wobbling details, this is definitely for you.
And despite it's simplicity the story is very good.

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  • Anthony
  • 21-11-2020

A pretty good story if you stick with it.

I didn't love it, but the characters are interesting enough to keep you in the story. I thought my ears would bleed with all the gender neutral junk. If you can't stomach that move on... but otherwise it's not terrible!

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  • per erik loeff
  • 07-10-2020

Decent

Characters. Did not follow plot to well but seemed pretty good. Will listen to the rest of the series!

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  • Walter
  • 30-01-2019

, and on book 2 already

Very clever and engaging. Yeah I only got because I'm a R. C. Bray fan, but story is really interesting. Most space opera's thave may Alien species, but really like the Vastalimi, Kay especially. But the but Rags whole team are fun to follow.

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