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Summary

A fight to the end...

The Confederation and the Union have fought each other to a standstill. Battered, exhausted fleets eye each other warily across a border that has been a battlefield for three bloody years. Neither side has the strength to attack, and both wait for reinforcements that will allow them to resume the fight.

On the worlds of the Iron Belt, the heavily industrialized sector near the Confederation's Core, massive shipyards operate around the clock, producing the great vessels that can end the war. The Union knows it cannot win the economic struggle with its wealthier, more productive enemy, and Sector Nine, its feared spy agency, is not idle. Their focus is not on the front lines, the ravaged border between the two nations, but far off, beyond the Rim, in the strange, militaristic realm known as the Alliance.

Sector Nine's intrigues are targeted at nothing less than instigating a coup and bringing to power a regime that favors war against the Confederation, a change in government that will bring the fresh fleets of the Alliance into the war, striking at the Confederation's unguarded flank.

Once again Captain Tyler Barron and his battleship Dauntless must go back to the Rim and on to the Alliance itself to somehow thwart the Union's plan...and prevent a two-front war the Confederation cannot win.

©2017 Jay Allan Books (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Again all happens far to quickly

Thank goodness for Fritz she is the real hero. Why does the enemy use the bombers so effectively but Baron doesn’t?

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brilliant

brilliant story and series can't wait for the next in series, narrated very well .

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five stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

loved the book just like the last three books looking forward to the next one I would highly recommend this book series 😃😄😃😄😉

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Intense

I have become addicted to this excellent series which does not seem to stop for breath. The different facets of the storylines come together like a well woven tapestry. I do like Jay Allen books, despite some of the repetition and they are well worth the credit.

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  • TheToal
  • 08-09-17

another zinger!

love the series and this book is another example of why I do.great characters, good story line, great narrator.

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  • Eric
  • 04-09-17

Great series.

Duel in the dark was the best book 4 wasn't as good in terms of the story, however the narrator could read the phone book and make it interesting.

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  • tekone
  • 03-09-17

A fantastic series!

This is quickly becoming one my favorites and I cannot wait for the next in the series!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-05-18

Great fun!

Good clean space pulp! It's not Shakespeare but it's fun and entertaining. Narrative does a good job.

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  • ali
  • 27-04-18

mediocre<br />mediocre mediocre<br />

too much repeat on slogans and mottos, this story lined up like a chain product the concept making money Trumpiing the actual story these new trends how frustrating listeners to sell more volume , is unfair and disrespectful to the customers.

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  • Dieselpowercat
  • 01-02-18

loved it.

great book. great performance. Now on to the next book. book 5. . . .

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  • 18-01-18

Master of Redundancy

Only for hardcore space battle enthusiasts. Natrrative is tiringly repetitious and narrator needs to woirk on tendency to loiwer the pitch of his voice at end of every sentence

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  • David
  • 06-01-18

very awesome!

this is one of the best science fiction series I've read in a long time! and this book is the top of the series. very well written and very well performed! well done!

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  • mark
  • 23-12-17

AWESOME!

This book was thrilling to the end. Keeps the suspense going through the whole book.

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  • KAG
  • 11-11-17

Thank God a slight twist to the story

Well, sort of. They are battling the Alliance this time as in book one. I like these books and the narration is very good but its the same story sort of with just enough changes that I will buy the next one. But..........outnumbered, against all odds, with no way out, they survive and win......again. I like the Alliance plot line better than the whole Union plot line and he finally gets promoted and his girlfriend shows up to save the day again while many of his crew die....again. All in all, it is still an enjoyable listen, just getting stale.