First Casualty

First Casualty

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by Mike Moscoe
     
 

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FOUR SOLDIERS. ONE WAR.

 

Asteroid miner Mary Rodrigo and freighter owner Mattim Abeeb are green draftees of the Society of Humanity, forced to fight for Earth—a planet they’ve never even seen.

Major Ray Longknife and his lover, Senior Pilot Rita Nuu, are career soldiers, invested with the cause of the

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FOUR SOLDIERS. ONE WAR.

 

Asteroid miner Mary Rodrigo and freighter owner Mattim Abeeb are green draftees of the Society of Humanity, forced to fight for Earth—a planet they’ve never even seen.

Major Ray Longknife and his lover, Senior Pilot Rita Nuu, are career soldiers, invested with the cause of the Unity Party—and its ambitious new president.

These four soldiers on opposing sides of the battle are about to discover the true nature of this terrible war: a quest for profit—from the high command of both sides. What they will risk is nothing less than their lives. For although truth may be the first casualty of war, it’s not going to be the last…

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
As the Society of Humanity and the Unity Party wage a war in the far reaches of space, soldiers on both sides of the battle realize the bitter truth that underlies a conflict based on profit and power. Moscoe's (Lost Days, Ace, 1998) fast-paced military sf adventure presents a grim look at the reality of war and the cost to those who risk their lives for the causes of others. A good choice for most sf collections.
From the Publisher
“Moscoe delivers the goods.”—Steve Perry, New York Times bestselling author
“A lot of fun…a refreshing change from the standard good guy/bad guy divisions in military SF.”—Jack McDevitt, National Bestselling Author

“Space scientists talking about science fiction often disparage the way space battles are depicted. Moscoe won’t be a target for any of those attacks: he’s got it down…I finished the novel wanting more.”—LRC Publications On-Line Reviews

“Good escapist fare.”—Locus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101617663
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Series:
A Jump Universe Novel
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
63,517
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Mike Moscoe is a full-time writer who lives in the Pacific Northwest. As "Mike Shepherd", he has written the very popular Kris Longknife military science fiction adventures. 

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