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Junkyard Pirate Kindle Edition
Knocking at death’s door. Bargaining for a second chance. Seems like a heck of a way to find out about an alien invasion…
Vietnam vet Albert Jenkins is battling a bulging waistline and a passion for drink. So when a towering pile of scrap rocket parts falls and crushes the stubborn curmudgeon, he thinks it’s finally the end. But just as he’s about to take one final breath, a snarky alien parasite offers him a deal: his life in return for sharing his body.
With a little coaxing from his new pop-culture-loving inner resident, AJ’s broken carcass improves so much that even an old flame is impressed. But his bright outlook fizzles when he discovers he's at ground zero of a galactic conspiracy to strip Earth of precious resources humans don't even know exist.
Can the unlikely partners join forces and use AJ's rusty military skills to raise the alarm? Or, will the alien invaders put him down once and for all?
Junkyard Pirate is the first book in an imaginative space opera series. If you like grizzled soldiers, clever twists and turns, and intergalactic tactical pairings, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s fast-paced alien adventure.
Buy Junkyard Pirate to boot the invaders back to where they came from today!
- ASIN : B07ZTNXCDD
- Publisher : Fickle Dragon Publishing LLC; 2nd edition (October 30, 2019)
- Publication date : October 30, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 3264 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 310 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,802 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Reviewed in the United States on November 3, 2019
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When he died my thought was that life is too short, just when people are gaining the wisdom of a lifetime and the perspective to use it life is over. Now I'm nearly the age he was when he died.
So this book about a few old codgers who get a second chance to use the wisdom and skills of a lifetime to save the world was awesome! I don't mean to imply this book is only for other old codgers, it's "fun for all ages." McFarlane is great at creating likable characters and easing the reader into implausible situations in a very believable way.
I can't wait to see what happens next!
There was also quite a bit of MarySue happening. Where exactly did an automatic weapon come from?!? Why didn’t the Beltigerskians dominate the internet and fund whatever they needed?
I *really* liked the Privateer series. This had some promise, but was poorly written. It reads like cheap SF.
AJ is an old vet, also a Marine (Ooorah!) who is hobbling through his later life running a junkyard and drinking himself to death since his wife died. When he buys a load of used missile hulls to salvage he gets a bit more than he expected and the fun begins!
A solidly written fun story that grabbed me from the start and didn't let up to the end (for now) pedal to the metal all the way.
Hopefully there's more to come because this is too much fun. Old crusty jarhead and friends meet vast alien civilizations, oh yeah! Rock on AJ!
I enjoyed it a great deal, I deducted a star, for F bombs. This was the first McFarlane story with such vulgarity. Normally, at the first F l'm out. It is a tribute to the story that I finished it. However, if I find this trend to continue I will stop reading his creative works. I will be disappointed, but I have enough vulgar language in my life teaching teenagers, to pay for it in my relaxation reading.
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As with all jams works, superbly written, vivid characters in a gritty fast paced tale thats thoroughly enjoyable from the first word to the last full stop... each book shows new maturity in writing as this author develops his craft and realises his true calling, raw natural talent that is blinding as it is humbling.. 11 out of 5 stars...
but dont take my word for it.. read on and be enlightened to phenomenal jamie mc and his worlds...
thank you sir.. moo'ch appreciated that you continue to share your tales and allow us all along to ride with you on your literary journey through the cosmos...
Here's hoping book 2 does a similarly good job at keeping me occupied for the duration!