By Tom Kratman
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4. Tom Kratman is co-author, with John Ringo, of Watch at the Rhine and Yellow Eyes, novels within the New York Times best-selling Posleen struggle series.
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Five hundred years from now, humankind has stumbled on a hyperlink to a remarkably Earth-like planet and settled there, dividing –as people will -- into dozens of realms. The Federated States of Columbia has consolidated strength and risen opposed to the oppression of Earth's corrupt Caliphate. but if Salafi madmen bent on a brand new jihad kill FSC Captain Patrick Hennessey's relations in a cowardly assault, they convey an enemy that would express even much less mercy than they do.
A mythical warrior is born: Carrera, the scourge of Salafism. he'll forge a military from the decrepit continues to be of an army in a failing nation. He will locate those that killed his kin. he'll ruin them totally. And he'll attempt like hell not to develop into precisely just like the enemy he's combating.
purely whilst he's comprehensive will there be peace: the peace of an empty wind because it blows throughout a desolate tract strewn with the bones of Carrera's enemies.
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So I understand. Is it electrical or mechanical? ” “Basically mechanical, though the electrical system had a share. ” “Very nice. This planet is costing a good deal of money one way and another. Just what happened—and how did you get back? ” “I didn’t—Barlennan and his crew towed me back. As nearly as I can figure out about the tank, the floor partition between cockpit and engine compartment wasn’t airtight. When I got out to do some investigating, Mesklin’s atmosphere—high-pressure hydrogen— began leaking in and mixing with the normal air under the floor.
But how about the land travel itself? ” “We have faced dangers before,” the Mesklinite replied. “I was able to get used to high places—even the top of your tank. ” “That’s true enough, Barl. Very well. I was not trying to discourage you, goodness knows; but I wanted to be sure you had thought the matter over before you embarked on such a project. ” “That I can readily understand, but you need not fear, Charles. I must return to the ship now; the clouds are gathering again. I will tell the crew what we are going to do; and lest the thoughts of fear should come to any of them, I will remind them that the profits of the voyage will be shared according to rank.
It was about two feet wide and six long, and with one end bent up slightly by the native’s powerful nippers, it made an admirable sledge; but Barlennan, on this part of his planet, weighed about three pounds. He simply did not have the necessary traction to tow the device—and the nearest plant which might have served as an anchor was a quarter of a mile away. Lackland was glad that a red face had no particular meaning to the natives of this world, for the sun happened to be in the sky when this particular fiasco occurred.
A Desert Called Peace (Baen Science Fiction) by Tom Kratman