Merkiaari Wars

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 528 ratings

Hard Duty Summary

Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades.

Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

Captain Jeff Colgan of the survey ship ASN Canada is at the tip of the spear. His ship made the discovery, his crew's lives are on the line, and his decisions will decide the outcome. Will the Alliance make new friends or will he be responsible for another 16 billion deaths? When the aliens discover his ship and begin hunting him through their system, his mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

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  • Book 1

    • Hard Duty

    • Merkiaari Wars, 1
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades. Two hundred years later, the Alliance is cautiously exploring beyond its borders again, but the survey corp is considered a mere gesture by some. General Burgton of the 501st Infantry Regiment believes a lack of expansion is leading the Alliance into stagnation. So when one small ship discovers a new alien race, it should be an easy decision to make contact, but what if the aliens are like the Merkiaari?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping and exciting!

    • By Tristan on 08-12-14

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 2

    • What Price Honour

    • Merkiaari Wars, Volume 2
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Humanity's last encounter with aliens saw 16.2 billion people killed in a war with the Merkiaari that had spanned decades. Only by the grace of God and the use of Nanotechnology were they defeated. The result of that Nanotech? Vipers, a regiment of super soldiers tasked with protecting the Alliance and annihilating the Merki. It was a job they performed with distinction, a job they completed almost two centuries ago. A job that cost them their humanity.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Involving and imaginative

    • By PaulWray73 on 15-06-15

    Regular price: £22.39

  • Book 3

    • Operation Oracle

    • Merkiaari Wars, Volume 3
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Deep under The Mountain on Snakeholme, vast computer networks are running simulations, but they're flawed and General Burgton's self imposed mission to safeguard the Alliance is in jeopardy. Without reliable intelligence, he cannot protect the Alliance from itself, let alone the Merkiaari.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By HC900 on 29-12-17

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 1-3

    • Merkiaari Wars Series

    • Books 1-3
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Sixteen billion dead. In humanity's last brush with the Merkiaari, it was nearly wiped out in a war that spanned decades. When survey ship captain Jeff Colgan discovers a new alien race, he's required to investigate. But what if the life form is as deadly as the Merkiaari? As the aliens discover Colgan's ship and begin to hunt him down, the captain's mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good and Gripping Series

    • By Rogeraee on 08-12-16

    Regular price: £28.09

  • Book 4

    • Operation Breakout

    • Merkiaari Wars, Volume 4
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 129
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124

    Kate Richmond, former army ranger and ISS operative, has seen a lot in her life. Sabotage, espionage, cyber theft, and assassination missions have all played their parts in her journey to becoming a viper. Nothing surprises her much any more, not even a full scale incursion of an alien race by the Merkiaari!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is the End!

    • By Poppey on 14-05-16

    Regular price: £21.69

  • Book 5

    • Incursion

    • Merkiaari Wars, Book 5
    • By: Mark E. Cooper
    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 98

    The war games are on, but the real battle has just begun....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb.

    • By stephen clift on 31-01-17

    Regular price: £23.49