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Come and Take Them (5) (Carrera) Mass Market Paperback – January 27, 2015
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Carerra. Relentless. Machiavellian. Without compunction. Victorious. Pity his enemies. Be thankful he is on the side of freedom from totalitarian domination.
On the colony planet of Terra Nova, soldier turned political leader Carerra has achieved his revenge, destroying those who killed his wife and children in a terrorist strike, and helping to establish a free country. But Carrera’s fight is not over.
War with the Tauran Union is inevitable. Carerra has been preparing his new country for this all-out conflict for years, intending to drive out the last vestige of foreign imperialism in Balboa, the Tauran Union Security Force. He doesn't care that he's outnumbered one hundred to one. He doesn't care that the Taurans are one thousand times wealthier. A true Machiavellian, Carrera is convinced that gold cannot always find good soldiers, but that good soldiers can always find gold. After all, his good soldiers have already found quite a bit. Moreover, he's been preparing for the war he intends to start and fight on his own terms, while the TU has been preparing for a progressive fantasy.
About Tom Kratman’s Carrera series:
“[I]nterplanetary warfare with. . .[a] visceral story of bravery and sacrifice . . . fans of the military SF of John Ringo and David Weber should enjoy this SF action adventure.”–Library Journal
“Kratman's dystopia is a brisk page turner full of startling twists … [Kratman is] a professional military man … up to speed on military and geopolitical conceits.” –best-selling author of America Alone Mark Steyn on Tom Kratman’s uncompromising military SF thriller, Califate
“Kratman raises disquieting questions on what it might take to win the war on terror…realistic action sequences, strong characterizations and thoughts on the philosophy of war.” – Publishers Weekly
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About the Author
- Publisher : Baen; Reissue edition (January 27, 2015)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 816 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1476780420
- ISBN-13 : 978-1476780429
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 1 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,293,964 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I have no idea what they are complaining about.
The assault itself was never described, just what investigators found after it was over. This isn't a Ringo novel, after all.
The descriptions of violence done to people in warfare are more graphic.
Why is the violation of men and women's bodies by shards of shell casings, bullets, hot gases and emulsifying concussions more acceptable? This is a series about war, and the author describes it very well and accurately. Warfare is horrible and continuous, on a level that most people will be fortunate enough to never experience, and the things that the author describes in his books are happening in conflicts as you read this.
All that the author is doing is introducing you to it. Enjoy your visit, and when you are done, close the book and return to your life.
Go visit his homepage for a couple of really good laughs.
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Shame because I was really enjoying the writers work despite his constant right wing rants