Perilous Shield (The Lost Fleet: The Lost Stars, Book 2) (US by Jack Campbell
By Jack Campbell
Retail ePub. booklet 2 of a continual sub-series within the misplaced Fleet Universe.
A exciting spin-off from Jack Campbell’s The misplaced Fleet sequence, The misplaced Stars: Tarnished Knight introduced “excellent stories of area battles and struggles opposed to tyrants and aliens.”* Now the New York Times bestselling writer returns with the subsequent bankruptcy within the overthrow of the Syndicate Worlds’ oppression…
Following a winning coup, the leaders of the insurgent halfway big name process fight to forge a central authority loose adequate to delight its voters but robust adequate to safe strength. yet in an international the place former rulers became new foes, an alien danger to humanity may perhaps flip previous adversaries into doubtful allies.
General Artur Drakon is aware 3 phrases describe anyone who confides in a Syndicate CEO: Stupid. Betrayed. Dead. regardless of his misgivings, he partnered with one other former CEO to overthrow Syndic forces. Now, with an enigma fleet menacing their richly deserved independence, he can unwell have enough money to belief her—or lose her support.
President Gwen Iceni believes halfway is humanity’s security opposed to the enigmas. Syndicate education taught her self-preservation in a quandary, but she’s made up our minds to struggle for the megastar system’s fate…even if it potential becoming a member of forces with Drakon—and an officer of the hated Alliance.
Their plan locations the halfway flotilla at nice probability in hopes of better present: recruiting the body of workers essential to guy warships opposed to the enigmas. yet prior to dealing with the alien enhance, Drakon and Iceni needs to live on hidden hazards towards domestic: all-too-human threats that may jeopardize Midway’s freedom…and their very own lives.
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