Rebel Guns of Alpha Centauri [NOOK Book]

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Eight years ago, when Nick Walker was a twenty year-old Star Marine, his unit was deployed to Alpha Centauri 2 to put down an insurrection by the Rebel Coalition. Eighteen months of hard fighting led to a dramatic showdown in the little mountain town of Trimmer Springs, where Nick’s unit—cut off, surrounded, and outnumbered—held out for two days until relief arrived. With most of his comrades dead or wounded, Nick took a sniper rifle into the church tower and became a one-man killing machine, stopping the rebel ...

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Rebel Guns of Alpha Centauri

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Overview

Eight years ago, when Nick Walker was a twenty year-old Star Marine, his unit was deployed to Alpha Centauri 2 to put down an insurrection by the Rebel Coalition. Eighteen months of hard fighting led to a dramatic showdown in the little mountain town of Trimmer Springs, where Nick’s unit—cut off, surrounded, and outnumbered—held out for two days until relief arrived. With most of his comrades dead or wounded, Nick took a sniper rifle into the church tower and became a one-man killing machine, stopping the rebel forces cold for more than thirty-six hours.

Now a United Federation Marshal, Nick returns to Trimmer Springs to keep the peace. The war is over, but memories remain. Most of the men Nick killed in those terrible two days still have relatives living in the area, and they know who he is. Fueled by hatred and cultic religious fervor, some have vowed to take revenge, by any means necessary…and they don’t care who gets hurt along the way.

Guns of Alpha Centauri is Nick Walker’s third assignment as U.F. Marshal, and his most deadly to date. At least he isn’t alone this time—Suzanne Norgaard, his stunning Vegan girlfriend, is with him, and she’s a crack shot with a rifle…but how long can the two of them survive against a quarter million rabid religious fanatics?

104,500 words (equivalent to 392 pages in mass market paperback form)

Rated "R".

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033016815
  • Publisher: AKW Books
  • Publication date: 1/10/2012
  • Series: Nick Walker, U.F. Marshal , #3
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,284,622
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Bowers began his first “novel” at age 13. It took him nine months and was only 30,000 words, but he finished it. Before he graduated high school, he wrote four more. His teachers were convinced he was the next Hemingway, but it wasn’t to be.

Bowers was raised in a religious cult. Cults suppress creativity, demanding obedience and conformity. Though he wrote several more novels for fun, he never published them, and by the age of 30 he gave up writing entirely.

At age 44 he broke out of the cult, rediscovered his dream, and began writing again. He wrote a juvenile adventure for his children, and then began a science fiction novel. That novel became the e-book, A Vow to Sophia. the first of the Fighter Queen saga. He followed it with The Fighter Queen.and The Fighter King, which is actually the first book chronologically. He's currently working with us on Star Marine, which takes place (and somewhat parallels) between Vow and Fighter Queen.
Bowers is married and lives in California with his wife and three adult children. He is a computer programmer by profession, but a Born Novelist by birth.

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