The Peacekeepers [NOOK Book]

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When four ancient cities are destroyed in a nuclear exchange, a force known as the Peacekeepers comes into being, charged with preventing any nation from attacking another with nuclear weapons. However, their power is soon challenged by a renegade terrorist with six nuclear bombs.

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Overview


When four ancient cities are destroyed in a nuclear exchange, a force known as the Peacekeepers comes into being, charged with preventing any nation from attacking another with nuclear weapons. However, their power is soon challenged by a renegade terrorist with six nuclear bombs.

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In the next century, the United States and Russia have joined forces to form the International Peacekeeping Force. The IPF is charged with controlling the satellite network and preventing nuclear missile launches. But many factions resent this orbital police force--and attempt to seize control of the satellites . . . and the IPF. Reissue.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Cole Alexander's search for the international renegade who murdered his family forms the core of this fast-paced chronicle of a very special group of elite soldiers. Satellite warfare, guerrilla action and undercover operations highlight this action-packed adventure by the author of The Kinsman Saga . Recommended where military sf is popular. JC
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429932370
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 721,446
  • File size: 308 KB

Meet the Author


Ben Bova is a six-time winner of the Hugo Award, a former editor of Analog, former editorial director of Omni, and past president of both the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. Bova is the author of more than a hundred works of science fact and fiction. He lives in Florida.
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  The Peacekeepers
ORIGINS: Year 12THEY’VE appointed me the archivist. My task is to write the official history of the International Peacekeeping Force. I’m doing that, but what happened this morning convinced me that I should also put down this unofficial narrative, these personal recollections, these tales and anecdotes that are the story behind the Peacekeepers.A true chronicle of something as important as the Peacekeepers doesn’t start at one single point. It can’t. It’s impossible to say, “The history begins here and not there.”Especially when the account involves so many people, so many events as do the origins of the Peacekeepers. Literally millions of strands of individual lives are woven together under the hand of fate to form an intricate, delicate tapestry. (I like that! “Woven together under the hand of fate.” I’ll have to work that into the official history somehow.) Anyway, it’s literally impossible to select a definite, specific time and place for the origin of the IPF. Easier to pinpoint the fall of the first drop of rain in a summer storm, or the exact moment when a youth becomes a man.There were many origins for the Peacekeepers, and how I’m going to select a starting point for the official history is a problem that I’ll be tussling with for some time to come. But I know where to start this unofficial chronicle: with this morning’s events.Copyright © 1988 by Ben Bova
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Serena's Bio

    Name: Serena Whitewash•Age: 14•Gender: Female•Personality: A shy, quiet demeanor hides a sweet, caring girl. She is selfless and brave when it comes for helping others, but is not willing to defend herself if it means hurting another person•Description: Long, inky black hair that falls to her waist in loose waves, bright, blazing blue eyes, pale clear skin, and a small, petite body •Other: She is not very willing to make alliances, for she does not trust easily, but if you are in an alliance with her, she will be extremely loyal and degend you with everything she has.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Clove's bio

    Name: -_- • Age: 14 • Description: black curly hair, bright blue eyes that turn yellow when mad • Crush: Jake • Weapon: pure gold daggers, throwing knives, and bow and arrows • Note~ Don't under estimate me. I will win the games.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Katrin

    Female
    16
    District 9
    Long almost black hair
    Update soon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    To alia from javier

    R u here

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2014

    Alia

    •Gender- female •Looks- curly dark hair, dark green eyes,petite.
    •District-11 •Skills- always acurate dagger throwing, bow and arrow.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2014

    Rowan Claw

    Name- Look up. Are you really THAT stupid? Age- 13 Gender- &female District- 12 Appearence- Petite, slim, well-muscled girl w/ tan skin, icy blue eyes (and i mean, they LITERALY give you a shiver down your back when you look into them, or if she is staring at you), jet-black hair, and is a tomboy Survival- good at it Fighting skills- save it for the arena

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Jake

    Age 17 district 5 appearence 5'11 strong build with brown hair and hazel eyes. Personality determined fun outgoing ready to make alliances weapons? .?? you will find out

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    Rose

    Name: Rose • Age: 17 • Gender: Female • District: 12 • Looks: long dark brown hair, blue eyes. • Personality: Talk to her. • More: volunteered for her twin sister. ~Rose

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Solo

    *The girl from District 5 leaps into the air, catches on a branch, and hops to the lip of the Cornucopia. There, she grabs a pack, a gallon bottle, a syringe wth many small bottles in a bag, a book, and a slingshot. Then she bounds into the trees.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Broken

    She sprinted foreward, grabbing her Backpack, Katana and Bow and Arrows. Broken sprinted out just as quickly, chucking a dagger into Katilyn's direction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Kaitlyn

    She narrowly dodges the dagger but not before it grazed her shoulder catching it with the sleeping pack she had he picked up knives and slung a quiver with arrows and bow sprinting towards the marsh while flinging a knife at Broken hiting her target;grazing her shoulder back and she dissapeared

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Fawn

    She sprints and gets long swords, 2, with curved ends. She also got armor that is super strong, 30 packs of throwing knives with 20 knives each and 1 bow and 4 quivers with 12 arrows each. And dont forget 3 packs of supplies. She sprinted like a blur

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2014

    Kylie

    Sprints in grabbbing 5 sets of throwing knives a pack full of water and 8 quivvers full of arrows. She jumps into the trees and sprints away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Jane

    She put her quiver and bow on her back put on her belt of throwing daggers and strapped two swords to her sides. She packed a bag of food and extra water. She looked around and ran silently into the forest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Alexa

    She clenches her fists nervously

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Madeline

    Takes a tent and runs off to res 6

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Aiisha

    As the 12-year-old sprinted towards the Cornucopia, she noted the other tributes gathering the stronger items. No! She poured on speed, latching onto a backpack and grasping two daggers by the hilt.
    ~Aiisha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Eagle

    Runs in just as the games start and grabs 20 bottles of water, 10 sheaths of arrows, her knife belt* , her leather armor*, steel toed boots*, her gadgets*, her special bow*, her talons*, medicine, night gogles*, 20 throwing knives, 20 daggers, a headpiece*, a sleeping bag, food, flint'n'steel, and etc runs from the tubes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    Kainya

    Grabbdher pack and bolte to res 4

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2014

    Ivy Lee

    Grabs a tent, a bag of supplies, 5 sling of arrows and paced to the watery marsh.

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