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Shakes (Murphy's Lawless Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B0861F23KH
- Publisher : Beyond Terra Press (March 16, 2020)
- Publication date : March 16, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 4862 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 190 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #45,900 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In a nutshell:
The Lost Soldiers are combat specialists from various countries around the world, who are abducted from Earth at the moment of their deaths. Spirited away by their saviors, they are preserved in an advanced suspended animation, and awake over a hundred years later to find everyone they knew and loved is gone – and that their skills are needed to help fight someone else’s war. (A subject very dear to my heart).
In this outing, we are introduced to Major Rodger Murphy, Lieutenant Harry Tapper, and Sgt Marco Rodriguez on their mission to help the indigenous tribes of R’Bak free themselves from the oppressive rule of their cruel overlords.
An easy-going pace; engaging characters; great action; and an environment that combat veterans will relate to only too easily, make for an entertaining story that will keep you turning the page from beginning to end.
As I mentioned at the beginning. I enjoyed Shakes very much, and am sure fans of Caine Riordan – and new readers alike – will find it a worthy addition to an already established universe.
It only gets better from there.
Fortunately, the "Lost Soldiers", kidnapped by aliens moments from death in the 20th Century were a hardy lot. They had been deployed to places like Vietnam and Mogadishu and knew how to coordinate with indig (indigenous) troops as well as how to get a mission done with precious few resources.
Shakes is the first book in the new Terran Republic series where author Charles E. Gannon is allowing new authors into his sandbox. He remains as editor but after the prologue which sets the scene, the rest of the book is Mike Massa's.
Gannon had first written Murphy's Lawless with six co-authors each writing a separate section. This time around, Mike Massa gets to write an entire short novel.
This is an effective way to broaden the sandbox quickly.
I enjoyed Massa's book and plan to start the next author Kevin Ikenberry's book tonight!