By David Sherman, Dan Cragg
With its down and soiled depiction of conflict written through males who comprehend what it’s wish to be below hearth, the Starfist saga is a runaway good fortune throughout the USA. Now, within the explosive new Starfist event, full of fierce motion and risk, Marines at warfare in destiny house locate themselves pitted opposed to a faceless, insatiable foe bent on destroying them. And that’s only for starters.
How undesirable is the approaching undertaking dealing with the battle-hardened Marines of thirty fourth Fleet preliminary Strike group (FIST), the military’s unofficial alien first-contact strength? undesirable sufficient to make the brass take the exceptional step of issuing thirty fourth FIST replacements for wrestle losses sooner than the Marines even go away their domestic base.
In reaction to a chain of unexplained deaths on a lonely outpost at the frontiers of human house, thirty fourth FIST has been dispatched to investigate–and eradicate– the matter. past that, the knowledge on hand to Gunnery Sergeant Charlie Bass and his males is meager even via Marine criteria. nobody understands what awaits them, for the newly colonized global is still mostly unexplored. that implies thirty fourth FIST can anticipate creatures they've got by no means noticeable, or maybe heard of, less proficient for. it may be Skink acid shooters, can be whatever, for the barren station has numerous secrets–all of them deadly.
But the very last thing those Marines anticipate finding is themselves in the course of an invasion and a mysterious war–with none except thirty fourth FIST as Enemy no 1. no matter what occurs, they’ll care for it, simply because they’re Marines, made up our minds to be prepared . . . and to offer worse than they get.
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The young man rubbed his eyes with clenched fists, then, with his hands open, massaged the rest of his face. There was a lengthy pause. ” The young man looked up at the hammer-beamed ceiling and snorted. ” He got up and went out onto the balcony again. He took a pair of binoculars from the balustrade and looked through them. He tutted, swaying, then retreated to the windows, bracing himself against the frame so that the view steadied. He fiddled with the focus, then shook his head and put the binoculars back on the stonework and crossed his arms, leaning against the wall and gazing out over the city.
Help me up, will you? ” said the young man, kneeling to inspect the guns: tapping indicators, twisting dials, altering settings and squinting down sights. ” The young man smiled, and crossed to the table. He reached underneath and with one arm dragged out a large, red-faced man who wore a field marshal’s jacket a size too big for him, and who had very short gray hair and only one real eye. The large man was helped up; he stood carefully, then slowly brushed one or two bits of glass off the jacket.
His palms were sweating, cold and slick. He rubbed them on the bedclothes; the gun mustn’t slip, if he got to it. The intruder’s gun was still lying on the bed’s footboard. “Oh, I think you do. ” The man tipped slightly back in his seat, away from the gun on the footboard. The Ethnarch tensed, quivering. “The point is, you made a deal and then didn’t stick to it. And I’m here to collect on the penalty clause. You were warned, Ethnarch. ” The intruder tipped further back in his seat, glanced round the dark suite, and nodded at the Ethnarch, while putting his hands clasped behind his head.
A World of Hurt (Starfist, Book 10) by David Sherman, Dan Cragg