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Backshot (Starfist: Force Recon Series #1)
     

Backshot (Starfist: Force Recon Series #1)

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by David Sherman, Dan Cragg
 

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An exciting new special-ops adventure from the battle-tested vets who created the popular Starfist series

Jorge Lavager, charismatic leader of the mysterious Union of Margelan, ferociously guards an agricultural research facility on the planet Atlas. What that facility conceals will prove whether Lavager is an idealist seeking to unify Atlas under a banner of

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An exciting new special-ops adventure from the battle-tested vets who created the popular Starfist series

Jorge Lavager, charismatic leader of the mysterious Union of Margelan, ferociously guards an agricultural research facility on the planet Atlas. What that facility conceals will prove whether Lavager is an idealist seeking to unify Atlas under a banner of freedom and prosperity–or a tyrant aiming to control all of Human Space.

The Marines of Fourth Force Recon’s second platoon are dispatched to Atlas to uncover the truth. They will have to sneak past state-of-the-art surveillance equipment barring unlawful entry to the planet and land in a desolate area miles from their target. And if they discover lethal new weapons instead of legitimate research, the thirty-six Marines are to seize the compound–guarded by merciless, armed-to-the-teeth soldiers–and destroy it. But what the recon team finds on Atlas sets off a chain of events that will force some hard decisions on the Marines . . . and end in a deadly surprise.

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“Vivid characters, amazing but believable technology, and explosive action combine in a riveting adventure . . . Military fiction of any age or type simply does not get better than this.”
–Michael Lee Lanning, author of Inside Force Recon: Recon Marines in Vietnam and Inside the Crosshairs: Snipers in Vietnam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345460585
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/26/2005
Series:
Starfist: Force Recon Series , #1
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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Backshot (Starfist 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is good, if you read the starfist series you might be a little disapointed but it won't be a total waste. The are new chactors and new weapons.
SanteeFats More than 1 year ago
The authors took the Marines and under the guise of orders turned them into murderers and butchers. Especially at the end when an innocent driver was slaughtered because he could ID them, why not take him along???? Just a disturbing change from the Starfist books. Bella Dwan is extremely upsetting as the sniper. She enjoys her work too much.
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A typical "top guys don't know crap" story. Nothing special.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The original Starfist series is good work and I found Sherman's Demon Tech series innovative and interesting. This book, the first of a new series, held real promise and Sherman's writing is definitely up to par but... Reading this book was like watching a train wreck. You can see something awful is going to happen but it has so much momentum it can't be stopped. You just have to watch it happen. The real world is already full of wars of tragedy and frustration. I don't read science fiction to experience more of such feelings. I want good guys who are good and bad guys who are bad. Not a bunch of good guys killing each other. The book was definitely a 'downer'.