Steven M. Silver is a writer, poet, historian, and psychologist. He has been a university professor and a United States Marine and an Army Soldier. Published professionally in the fields of history and psychology, he is the author of three books of poetry, American Travelers, Hot Chrome, Smooth Leather, and a Red Bandanna, Victor Echo Zero Five, and the eleven volume Wild Geese Saga science fiction series.
Mercenary's Honor (The Wild Geese Saga, Book 2)by Steven M. Silver
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Someone keeps sending small mercenary groups to perform hit and run raids against the backwater farming world of Kodomir. As tensions rise following attack after attack, Captain Gwielgi, one of the Wild Geese who helped his new home throw off its occupation by Raiders, leaves the Militia following the torture of an enemy prisoner and finds a job in the Portaka desert. Kodomir, still trying to determine who is attacking them and why, suddenly finds itself the target of two imperialist powers, both of whom see Kodomir as a stepping stone towards the other. As foreign fleets in orbit overhead eye one another, diplomats and intelligence officers race to find the key to the lock that will save Kodomir from becoming a battleground. Diplomacy only solves part of the problem and once again the Kodomiri must fight for their freedom. But for the fight to have a chance for success, Gwielgi, still in the harsh Portaka desert, is needed. And Gwielgi, with his demons, is driven by something other than honor.
Mercenary's Honor is the second of the Wild Geese novels. Like the first, Mercenary's Heart, it examines adult themes. Honor and what is done in its name is at the core of this account of war in the 29th Century. The deliberately developed culture of Kodomir and that of the Currahee and even Kodomir's enemies, real and potential, come into play as the Kodomiri struggle with a war that could lead to their annihilation. Steven M. Silver's own background as Marine, Soldier, historian, and psychologist serves to ground Mercenary's Honor in reality, including that of honor.
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