Pointblank (Starfist: Force Recon, Book 2) by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

By David Sherman, Dan Cragg


A Confederation military is besieged on the earth Ravenette, bring to a halt via and dealing with destruction by the hands of a dozen Secessionist Coalition worlds arrayed opposed to it. The outnumbered and outgunned forces grasp precariously to their foothold, dubbed “Bataan” by means of the determined males of their combating bunkers. Reinforcements are at the means, yet will they come in time? or even in the event that they do, can they fit the well-led, hugely encouraged enemy decided to spoil them in battle?

But the Confederation commander holds a wild card, an elite strength armed simply with what they convey on their backs and of their heads: a small detachment of Marines who evenly pass the place others worry to tread, the Fourth strength Recon corporation. For a person else this project will be suicide, yet for those Marines, it’s simply one other day within the maelstrom.

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Jack went on, "If I had swiped your knife, would I have let you see it? " "No, I guess not. " Rod looked sheepish. " 6 "Maybe they're right. So let's not do it again, huh? " Rod looked up, saw Jack's dirty paw stuck out at him. " "Shake. " They solemnly shook hands. Then Rod picked up Colonel Bowie, looked at it longingly, and handed it hilt first to Jack. " "Huh? Oh, no. " "No," Rod insisted. "You came by it fair and square. "Don't be silly, Rod. " "It's yours. " Jack frowned. " "Huh? " "So We share everything.

If Jack considered such marginal protection more important than agility, that was Jack's business- each to his own methods, as the Deacon would say. The tree stood in a semi-clearing but Jack brought Rod to it through bushes which came close to the trunk and made the final approach as a belly sneak. Jack pulled Rod's head over and whispered in his ear, "If we lie still for three or four hours, I'm betting that he will either come down or go up. "Okay. " For an hour nothing happened. Rod tried to ignore tiny flies that seemed to be all bite.

You would just accuse me of trying to be logical. " "Maybe. " "So? " 6 "I've seen him only at a distance. Nobody from my class. Half a head shorter than you are, light hair, pink skin- and a bad sunburn. " "Could be anybody," Rod answered, thinking fretfully that the description did sound familiar. " "I can put him in your lap. " "Why not? " "Frankly, I don't see how he has. " "It is when you drop your bones and leavings out of the tree. " Before they set out Jack dug around in the gloomy cave and produced a climbing line.

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