First Strike

First Strike

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by Richard Turner
     
 

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When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger.
The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are not ready for. Fighting the enemy and the elements on a cold, hostile world

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When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger.
The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are not ready for. Fighting the enemy and the elements on a cold, hostile world, Sheridan must rely upon Staff Sergeant Cole, a veteran Marine, to help lead his green soldiers into battle.
Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. From the ground to the stars, First Strike looks at the conflict through the eyes of those caught up in it.
Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781507618646
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/16/2015
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
668,289
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Turner proudly served in the Armed Forces for more than thirty years. He considers himself fortunate to have had numerous overseas deployments throughout the world, including: Germany, Cyprus, Croatia, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Egypt, Israel and finally two tours of Afghanistan.

Wanting to try something new, he now spends his time writing.

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First Strike 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
AvidBookFan1 More than 1 year ago
I read another book by Richard Turner a few months ago, and I really enjoyed it. I was surprised, and pleased to see that he had now turned his hand to writing science fiction (quite a departure!). This book, like the other one I read previously, has all the elements of a great military thriller but is set in space. This very fact, for me, demonstrated that this author is extremely adaptable and also has a fantastic imagination! Richard Turner writes competently and confidently. The characters are very believable and the story shoots along at a fantastic pace. If you like your science fiction to be action packed, well written, with an engaging storyline then look no further. I for one, hope that this foray into science fiction will not be Mr Turner's last!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author does a great job of character development and the plot really moves along. Plenty of action. A real page turner. Scarfed it in two days.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Suspenseful military adventure mostly about a Marine Lt in combat. The enemy is a religiously fanatical race which makes it eerily current.
Anonymous 11 months ago
This book captured me with the first few paragraphs. I finished it the same day that I started it. I can't wait to start on the next book in the series!
Anonymous 12 months ago
The author writes well and knows how to keep the story moving. The characters are only barely acceptable clones of other "heroic" characters, but what really hurts this book is the total lack of combat reality through most of the book. Almost every battle scene and tactic used is a poor rehash of WWII (or worse) a lack of real understanding of war and battle. This book may appeal to young readers not bothered by realism and brought up on TV fantasy. It may also appeal to people with no true concept of fighting and wars who like plenty of action no matter how silly it is. However if you are looking for a serious SiFi military/space seried, this is NOT it! J C
Anonymous 10 months ago
I enjoyed this sci-fi as I do with most well written books. A good cast of characters approach the super hero level as they wind there way through the plot. Thanks for the story.
Anonymous 11 months ago
A lot of action to keep a person interested to the end. Very good story and well told
Anonymous 12 months ago
Lots of action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written book. I hope there is sequel to First Strike
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And exactly the kind of action sci fi that I love! Thanks to the author for an exciting and free ebook
Anonymous 10 months ago