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Summary

Tanner Malone is starting to enjoy his navy post in the honor guard. After surviving violent conflicts with space pirates in the void, he hopes to stay out of the stars for a while. But when the government of Archangel, a prosperous Union state including four terraformed worlds, makes a dangerous decision to defy the Big Three's corporate dominance, war threatens the galaxy.

The interstellar fighting escalates, and duty calls a reluctant Tanner to the front lines, where it becomes more and more difficult to tell the difference between politician, pirate, and protector. When secret intel reveals a vast network of bloody covert operations, along with a rigged economic system that enslaves its members, Tanner finds himself at the perilous intersection between the government, the Big Three, and pirates who will stop at nothing to remain free.

©2015 Elliott Kay (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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fantastic book

just awesome book. love the characters and story, the combat is thrilling and not too long, and the main character is realistic. A good sequel too the first book and leaves you hungry for more.

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Top notch military space opera

Second book in this series - both this and the first "Poor Man's fight" are really good military sci-fi/ space opera. Action packed with many political elements and great character development. The narrator is really good which enhances the experience for the listener - not always the case! Tanner Malone is a lead character to rival Honor Harrington in the "Can't miss the next one" stakes. I will soon be listening to the third book in the series!

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  • Desmond
  • 27-10-15

Excellent follow up/conclusion (?)

An excellent follow up to the original. Great work Mr. Kay. I was not expecting this series to be as good as you have made it. Great stroy.

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  • Michael
  • 21-08-16

Another Great story

Really enjoyed this second book. The battles get more intense, the characters continue to grow, and the War Begins.

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  • Amazon Customer Robert T
  • 20-05-16

Excellent series. Is the 3rd book imminent?

This is an excellent series. It is well written and it reminds me of my Navy training days. I'm pretty sure the protagonist should have ptsd by now. In addition, how will Tanner ever meet Miranda or Kelly on the same level without a commission?

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  • Thad Steel
  • 22-03-16

Masterfully Executed

This second installment was phenomenal. The absolutely immersive interstellar saga had me so engrossed that I can hardly wait for part three.

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  • Mark T
  • 22-05-16

Space Opera, Nothing More

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I've listened to both books. The stories aren't bad, but there is not much substance there, and you don't really learn anything or have to think about anything. It's a space opera, plain and simple. A rather silly premise, but that's space opera for you.

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  • David Ducolon
  • 21-07-19

A good book two

Similar pace similar style Similarly enjoyable a complete story or 2nd installment it's all good.

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  • jared mcewen
  • 25-06-19

Very entertaining!

This is an amusing take on sci-fi based economic warfare. I really do enjoy the authors narrative. The characters are all very human. I’ve had to delete lots of text here due to spoilers. Let’s just say it’s a great book 2 in a fine series. This is my second time through and I’m not enjoying it any less. The narrator is very good too. His voices nailed it!

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  • AvidFantasy/syfy/litrpg reader
  • 05-01-19

Audios a lot better

The tones og the audio is still a bit off but a huge improvement goodwork

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  • jcherrington
  • 29-05-18

Excellent presentation, good plot

good example of classical Space Opera, without introducing much in the way that is new or challenging. Excellent presentation by the voice artist

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-05-18

Fascinating story line

This was an incredibly addictive read. This is not a "fast read", however the author puts so much background into the story that it totally pulls you in and keeps you wanting to read on, much to the detriment of my sleep while enjoying the story. Like it a lot.