Colonel [NOOK Book]

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The year is 2804 AD. Humanity has colonized the universe. But the authority of the Confederation of Human Worlds is spread thin. Where the Army of planet Earth cannot reach, mercenaries must keep the peace--and the Dirigent Mercenary Corps are the best of the best.

As a young cadet, all Lon Nolan ever dreamed of was serving in the military of planet Earth. After a dishonorable discharge on trumped-up choices, he saved himself and his honor by ...
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Colonel

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Overview

The year is 2804 AD. Humanity has colonized the universe. But the authority of the Confederation of Human Worlds is spread thin. Where the Army of planet Earth cannot reach, mercenaries must keep the peace--and the Dirigent Mercenary Corps are the best of the best.

As a young cadet, all Lon Nolan ever dreamed of was serving in the military of planet Earth. After a dishonorable discharge on trumped-up choices, he saved himself and his honor by joining up with the Dirigent Mercenary Corps. Over the decades he’s forged himself a place with the DMC, and shown himself to be a true hero. There’s even talk that he might become the next General.

But Lon isn’t after a promotion--in fact, he’s thinking about retirement. With his son in the Corps, he’s hoping he can leave the fighting to the next generation. But when the political machinations of the Confederation of Human Worlds get in the way, Lon has to return to the front lines, leading not just his troops, but his son among them, into a final bitter campaign.

The Dirigent Mercenary Corps books are classics of military science fiction. Rick Shelley was himself a veteran of the U.S. Army, and his experience and knowledge shine through on every page.
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author of the bestselling Lost Fleet series - Jack Campbell
"Rick Shelley was a soldier at heart, and his books were written from the heart. They carry the real feel of the sweat, blood, and camaraderie of those on the front lines."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012812858
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Series: Dirigent Mercenary Corps , #6
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 191,343
  • File size: 7 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2000

    ok ending for the series

    This is the last book in the Dirigent Mercenary Corps series, so you would think that Rick Shelley would make it the most action packed one, of the five books already in the series. Each book has been from a different point of view as Lon Nolan, the main character, moves up the ranks in the DMC ( Dirigent Mercenary Corps). The most action appeared in the first book ¿Officer Cadet¿ because Lon was in the action, not commanding the action like he is in Colonel. I don¿t think that Rick Shelley gave the series a great ending. It seems as if he was rushing the end of the book because everything is is all compacted together in the last five pages of Colonel. I think the ¿Epilogue¿ that he wrote was well put together but should have provided more detail to explain what happened afterwards. I really like the way that Rick Shelley blends the emotions and feelings that Lon is feeling into the plot. I think this is a very good look at life in the army considering that Rick Shelley is a veteran of the United States Army. I was disappointed to hear that this was the last book in the series, Rick Shelley had plenty of room for another best seller. He could have written about Lon going on the diplomatic missions to Earth that is mentioned in the epilogue. Even though the last book in this series was disappointing I will continue be a fan of Rick Shelley¿s writing. I am eagerly waiting for the first book in his new series that will be available August 2001. I recomend this book to the military sci fi book readers

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