Operation Oracle (Merkiaari Wars, #3) [NOOK Book]

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From the author of Hard Duty and What Price Honour comes new military science fiction in the form of Operation Oracle, an action and adventure story about a galactic empire warring with another.

Shima, called the Blind Hunter, is a Shan hero of great renown, but she cuts a tragic figure now, living in the ruins of Zuleika. Blinded at the closing stages of the current Merkiaari cleansing of Child of Harmony, her days as a soldier and resistance fighter are long over. She has ...

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Operation Oracle (Merkiaari Wars, #3)

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Overview

From the author of Hard Duty and What Price Honour comes new military science fiction in the form of Operation Oracle, an action and adventure story about a galactic empire warring with another.

Shima, called the Blind Hunter, is a Shan hero of great renown, but she cuts a tragic figure now, living in the ruins of Zuleika. Blinded at the closing stages of the current Merkiaari cleansing of Child of Harmony, her days as a soldier and resistance fighter are long over. She has survived many great trials. First contact with Humans, the alien invasion of her planet, and almost being incinerated by the deployment of tactical nuclear weapons in atmosphere! The Humans called them micro nukes because they were only a few megatonnes each, but still! Few people could boast such achievements, and she knows her father would have been proud of her, but pride is small consolation when she has to live the rest of her life in darkness.

Shima’s future tastes of ashes; her vague plans and ideas of space exploration and joining a new push to reach nearby stars can’t happen now. The brave warriors of the destroyed Shan space fleet were all dead, and the war wasn't yet won on Harmony. Even now, Human marines together with Shan warriors and the cyborg soldiers called vipers, were fighting battles on home world in an effort to bring the war to an end. From her grove in the ruins of Zuleika, it had all seemed so very far away, almost like a dream, until one day General Burgton arrives bearing news of final victory and an offer she can't turn down.

Meanwhile, deep under The Mountain on Snakeholme, vast computer networks are running simulations, but they're flawed and General Burgton's self-imposed mission to safeguard the Alliance is in jeopardy. Without reliable intelligence, he cannot protect the Alliance from itself, let alone the Merkiaari. The missions he authorises are blacker than black, so secret that only he and the agents performing them know of their existence, but every operation relies upon his seemingly miraculous fore-knowledge of events, and he's starting to make mistakes.

Needing a solution, Burgton breaks the Alliance's artificial intelligence ban and spends trillions of credits on Project Oracle, but when the project fails and desperation sends him looking for an answer, he compounds his crime. If he can't build an A.I, he'll just have to steal one!

Author's Note:
"Operation Oracle is book 3 of an epic military science fiction and space opera series called The Merkiaari Wars. I hope you like it."

Reading Order:
1. Hard Duty
2. What Price Honour
3. Operation Oracle
4. Operation Breakout

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016359816
  • Publisher: Impulse Books UK
  • Publication date: 3/21/2013
  • Series: Merkiaari Wars , #3
  • Sold by: Draft2Digital
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 33,521
  • File size: 773 KB

Meet the Author

Mark E. Cooper lives alone in a small town in the south of England, where he writes most mornings and evenings. His background is in mechanical engineering where he spent over thirty years working for Ford. He loves reading about strong female characters and can often be found laughing to himself as he listens to a book on his iPod.

His hobbies include driving his cobra--a V12 monster he built with his best friend--reading fantasy and sci-fi, and maintaining his blog at http://www.impulsebooks.co.uk/markcooper.html

He is now the author of more than eight titles in the genres he loves to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2014

    Good

    Really liked the series.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    great series.

    great series.

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