Return Fire, the third book in the Earth at War series, ratchets up every situation from the first two books. The tensions between the nations on Earth are at an all-time high and the likelihood of the Alliance allowing humans into their numbers seems lower than ever. And in the idle of all this is Andy Clanton, a hack science fiction writer, a PTSD-stricken Marine, a recovering alcoholic, an absentee father who is trying to get his life together, and maybe the only man who can save the world. I’ve read all of Rick Partlow’s books and Andy Clanton is by far my favorite character he’s ever written. Flawed, vulnerable, scared but self-aware and always trying to do the right thing even when he really doesn’t want to. Do yourself a favor and read this series, you’ll thank me later.