Invincible (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #2)

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Overview

Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in harm’s way.

An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary’s fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the ...

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Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in harm’s way.

An encounter with the alien enigmas confirms Geary’s fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems—only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada. Ignoring all of the First Fleet’s attempts to communicate peaceful intentions, this system’s species sends its ships into battle on suicide runs while it guards the exiting jump point with a fortress of incalculable power.

Now, with a group of his officers determined to eliminate this new threat at any cost, Geary must figure out how to breach the enemy’s defenses so the fleet can reach the jump point without massive casualties—even though the enigmas could be waiting on the other side…

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There is no mistaking the fact: Admiral "Black Jack" Geary and his battered fleet are completely overmatched and outnumbered by the hostile aliens. The enemy has gigantic super-battleships; Geary's rickety flotilla threatens to break down even in the midst of battle; and even their path of retreat is blocked by the superior force. Jack Campbell's new Lost Fleet novel offers convincing sci-fi warfare, compelling main characters, and escalating suspense. Now in mass-market paperback and NOOK Book.

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Continuing the deep-space adventures of Admiral John "Black Jack" Geary and company (Beyond the Frontier: Dreadnaught, 2011, etc.). Having defeated--or at least fought to a standstill--the alien "enigmas" in the previous book, Geary has taken his battered fleet through hyperspace only to run headlong into a second hostile alien race. While attempting to unravel the politics behind the Alliance's orders that has brought him here, Geary must contend with a race that numbers in the tens of billions; worse, they have super-battleships vastly larger than anything he can bring to bear--and they have technology that can divert kinetic energy weapons. Another big problem for Geary and his captains is that their ships were built only for a limited operational lifetime, and that limit is rapidly being reached, with equipment failure an ever-present danger. Still waiting in the wings: a third star-faring alien race. Even if Geary can find some way to cope, the fleet is still a long way from home, with both the enigmas and the remnants of the Syndics between them and their destination. And when--if--they do get home, Geary isn't sure he can trust anyone in the Alliance. Campbell describes the battles--and there are plenty of them--clearly and precisely, but conveys no visceral sense of what it feels like to be in one. The tension racks up with never a hint that Geary feels it or that the good guys might actually lose. And along with some memorably intriguing aliens, the human characters are plentiful rather than highly developed. We're offered little hint of how any of this advanced technology might actually work. Maybe you have to read all the previous books. Absorbing rather than gripping, although neither series addicts nor newcomers will be disappointed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469281377
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 4/13/2013
  • Series: Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series , #2
  • Format: MP3 on CD
  • Product dimensions: 5.37 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Campbell
“Jack Campbell” is the pen name of John G. Hemry, a retired naval officer who graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis before serving with the surface fleet and in a variety of other assignments. He is the author of The Lost Fleet series as well as the Stark’s War series and the Paul Sinclair series. His short fiction appears frequently in Analog magazine. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.
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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Better and better

    This is the best book yet and I look forward to the next, They keep getting better and better and the author keeps your intrest all the ways through.

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