In a Legion gone lax, Colonel Bill Booly, with his mixed blood and by-the-book attitude, is a misfit. So when he steps on some important toes, his punishment is assignment to the worst post in the galaxy: Earth. But Booly and his troops will turn out to be Earth's best line of defense, when a Legion-led military coup topples the government. It's Legionnaire against Legionnaire in a struggle that will be won by strength and courage.
Bloody brutish and exhilluratingly human. Great military action combined with political intrigue. Holds your interest throughout.
Continues to build on earlier work, but can be read on its own. Competent space/military/galactic empires sci fi. Some of the military hardware seems a bit antiquated for time scale, but generally convincing and a good liste.
If you read the others you will probably want to read this one also but not at the top of your list.
While it is a good book and I did enjoy it, there is some lacking. Its a little drawn out in parts and not nearly enough battles, its much more political than the previous 2 parts. A good read still and necessary to understand subsequent parts.
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