Claws That Catch [NOOK Book]

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The Galaxy at Risk!

Humans have come a long ways since the looking glass gates first appeared and an alien menace turned a motley crew of scientists, sailors and force recon Marines into battle-hardened space adventurers. Now with other species running scared, it’s up to humans to take the lead and mold a weapon capable of checking the Dreen—a galactic cancer that has so far proved unstoppable. Their arsenal A hodge-podge of powerful ...
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Claws That Catch

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Overview

The Galaxy at Risk!

Humans have come a long ways since the looking glass gates first appeared and an alien menace turned a motley crew of scientists, sailors and force recon Marines into battle-hardened space adventurers. Now with other species running scared, it’s up to humans to take the lead and mold a weapon capable of checking the Dreen—a galactic cancer that has so far proved unstoppable. Their arsenal A hodge-podge of powerful technologies begged, borrowed and/or looted from across the galaxy and cobbled together on what has to be the strangest ship ever to ply the starways: the good ship Vorpal Blade II!

Great Ideas! Cool Space Ships! Evil Alien Butt Blasted to Smithereens!

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148363972
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Series: Looking Glass , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 52,518
  • File size: 964 KB

Meet the Author

John Ringo is author of the New York Times best-selling Posleen War series which so far includes A Hymn Before Battle, Gust Front, When the Devil Dances (New York Times best seller), and Hell's Faire (New York Times best seller), and is the hottest new science fiction writer since David Weber. Among his other novels for Baen are Into the Looking Glass, the fantasy adventure Princess of Wands, the Council Wars series, which began with There Will Be Dragons, and the Kildar techno-thriller series, which began with Ghost
His collaborative novels include Von Neumann's War with Travis S. Taylor, Cally's War (New York Times best seller) and Sister Time with Julie Cochrane, the New York Times best selling Prince Roger series with David Weber, which began with March Upcountry, and The Road to Damascus with Linda Evans.
A veteran of the 82nd Airborne, Ringo brings first-hand knowledge of military operations to his fiction. He had visited 23 countries and attended 14 schools by the time he graduated high school.
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  • Posted January 16, 2010

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    John Ringo is a Name Worth Remembering

    There are certain Authors that one remembers. If you read Science Fiction, you should know names like Jules Verne, Edgar, Rice Burroughs, H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, etc. More recently, others have established themselves with me.

    I will sometimes pick up a new book by an unknown (to me at least) author based first on cover art and second on a quick perusal of the back cover or the inside of the cover leaf. I keep returning, however, to a select group of authors that I know will not disappoint.

    These authors include (but are not limited to) names like David Weber (the Honor Harrington Series), William Dietz (the Legion of the Damned Series), Elizabeth Moon (the Kylara Vatta Series), and Lois McMaster Bujold (the Miles Vorkosigan Series). John Ringo may be added to this list.

    Not all of the characters are completely "fleshed out" but then many of them are "too quickly taken" by the action but those characters that Mr. Ringo does take the time to make 'multi-dimentional' are like people that I would like to know in 'real life'. Sometimes they are heroic and sometimes they are sometime afraid; sometimes feel guilty when they survive and their friends don't. Sometimes the characters react with 'real world' reactions or psychoses.

    I do encourage those who have not read any fiction by John Ringo to "take a chance" - I suspect they will "return for more".

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2013

    A new Sci-fi Classic!

    A new Sci-fi Classic!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Claws that Catch

    Ringo and Taylor on point for space reading,

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    if youre a scifi fan then continiu reading

    this is a great searies if you havent read the other books then dont spoil it by skipying a head but this series must continue the ending in this book leaves a lot of loose ends that i want to know.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2009

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    Loved it

    This was a great! Taylor finaly found balance of science fact and fiction. He gives us just enough science to make us understand the difficultys of traveling in space but not so much that we get lost in it. And lets not forget John Ringo who continues to do a great job in keeping it real with the men and women who go into danger for us. Thanks Guys!!

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Claws that Catch

    I felt this was a very good book. It kept up with the story line from the beginning of the series. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Fast Paced Thrill Ride with Brainpower required

    The characters in this book aren't just larger than life action stars. They've got brains, too, and some are flat out geniuses. This book deals with everything from social problems to mechanical failures, with a lot of issues in between, and the characters are just as smart as they are tough. Another excellent work in a line of such from John Ringo & Travis Taylor. I started this series with Into the Looking Glass and just had to read them all.

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  • Posted December 17, 2008

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    When is the next bok of the series, coming out??

    I stumbled across the series/book by accident, greatly enjoy the story line and characters, so when does the next one come out......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    1st seven chapters

    I have read only the first 7 chapters in Baen's online tease, but the author produces a list of quick, easily read books and this is the third in an exciting, hard to put down series. Ringo writes in a style of the very best of story tellers, after introduction each character or fact is shown later how they were important to the complete story, sometimes in the next to last chapter.

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  • Posted October 19, 2008

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    Couldn't Put It Down, Their Best Yet!

    I simply could not put this book down. It's by far the best book in the series yet. Simply amazing. I loved this book so much, that I am going to re-read the whole series again in the near future. Ringo and Taylor's best <BR/>collaborative work yet!

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