Trial By Fire

Trial By Fire

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"When interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity's first encounter with aliens, war erupts. With Earth's fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with alien enemy but finds all is not as it seems. What if something even worse is on the way? It could be that Earth's attacker's harrowing memories of a long-past war makes them willing to do anything to keep it from starting over again--even if that means exterminating the human race."--
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen, 2014.
ISBN: 9781476780771
Characteristics: 894 pages : illustration ; 18 cm.

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mammothhawk229e
Feb 16, 2017

Easily imagined alien EMP bomb killing millions on Earth on the road, at work or critical care patients in hospital.
Nice to have main theater of war on Earth in Indonesia than say New York, London, Paris, Moscow or Beijing with secondary in space.
Style & multiple theaters do remind me Tom Clancy & Larry Bond's Red Storm Rising.
Textbook case how lower tech civilization could negate higher tech invaders via trickery, deception, strategy, secret caches & insurgency.
More questions than answers on who the K'tor & their history.
Author just as good as David Weber, John Ringo, & David Drake in his own way.

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SEBoiko
Oct 29, 2014

Allies bought with money and promises are only allies until they find a higher bidder.

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