Perseus Spur (Rampart Worlds Trilogy, Book 1) by Julian May

By Julian May

From Julian might, the acclaimed writer who created the marvelous worlds of The Many-Colored Land and The Golden Torc, comes a daring new technology fiction adventure!

When rebellious Asahel Frost used to be expelled from the Interstellar trade Secretariat on trumped-up fees, he misplaced all of it: spouse, citizenship, fortune, self-respect. Exiled to a gorgeous yet distant planet within the Perseus Spur, Frost grew to become Helmut Icicle, a guy with no previous or a destiny. yet a person remembered Asahel Frost--remembered him adequate to ship an murderer to kill him. And in so doing, introduced him again to life.

Now, made up our minds to trace down the would-be murderer, Helmut unearths himself stuck in a conspiracy as convoluted because it is lethal. His sister, Eve, has mysteriously vanished. His estranged father desires him to discover her with the help of the stunning Matilde Gregoire, who occurs to hate his guts. As Helmut follows the tangled strands of deceit, greed, and violence again to their universal resource, he starts off to wonder whether he's the hunter or the hunted . . .

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The bridge personnel continued their climb. In spite of efforts to keep the HEVs together, the Helljumpers came down in a landing zone that stretched approximately three kilometers in diameter. Some of the landings were classic two-point affairs in which the more fortunate Marines were able to jettison their crash cages about fifty meters off the ground, and land like sim soldiers in a training vid. Others were a good deal less graceful, as the skeletal remains of their drop pods smashed against cliffs, dropped into lakes, and in one unfortunate case rolled into a deep ravine.

Rawley looked, saw a Covenant landing craft coming straight toward the bay, braving the heat generated by theAutumn ’s reentry velocity. There was a limited window of opportunity to get off this sinking ship, and the Covenant bastard was right in the way. She swore and released the safety on the Pelican’s 70mm chin gun. The weapon shook the entire ship, punched holes through alien armor, and hit something vital. The enemy vessel shuddered, lost control, and spun into theAutumn ’s hull. “All right,” the wing leader said over the ship-to-ship frequency, “Let’s go down and meet our hosts.

A second alien carried an ignited plasma grenade—the little bastards meant to drop the explosive into his armor. He flexed his shoulders, and shook himself like a dog. Grunts flew in every direction as the Master Chief used short controlled bursts to put them down. He turned toward the lifeboats. ” Cortana urged. ” The Spartan ran, just as the door started to close. A nearby Marine fell while running for the escape craft, and the Chief paused long enough to scoop the soldier up and hurl him into the boat.

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