Guardian (Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series #3)

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Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.
 
To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return ...

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Overview

Admiral Geary’s First Fleet of the Alliance has survived the journey deep into unexplored interstellar space, a voyage that led to the discovery of new alien species, including a new enemy and a possible ally. Now Geary’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Midway Star System, which has revolted against the Syndicate Worlds empire—an empire that is on the brink of collapse.
 
To complicate matters further, Geary also needs to return safely to Alliance space not only with representatives of the Dancers, an alien species, but also with Invincible, a captured warship that could possibly be the most valuable object in human history. Despite the peace treaty that Geary must adhere to at all costs, the Syndicate Worlds regime threatens to make the fleet’s journey back grueling and perilous.
 
And even if Geary escorts Invincible and the Dancers’ representatives home unharmed, the Syndics’ attempts to spread dissent and political unrest may have already sown the seeds of the Alliance’s destruction...

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"Black Jack" Geary and his First Fleet have somehow survived the predatory attacks on aliens, but their troubles are not over yet. In a universe that seems to be edging towards total collapse all around him, he must find a safe path back to Alliance space with an invaluable object: a technologically advanced captured warship. An exciting installment of a series that continues to win fan approval.

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Continuing the deep-space adventures of Adm. John "Black Jack" Geary and company (Invincible, 2012, etc.). Having fought off the alien Kicks and captured one of their colossal battleships, renamed Invincible, and acquiring allies in the form of the alien Dancers, Geary is ready to return with his battered fleet to the Alliance home worlds. But first they must pass through the Midway star system, where ex-CEOs Iceni and Drakon have defeated the remnants of the Syndic loyalists. Unfortunately, it appears that the Syndics have invented a method of switching off the hyperspace gates necessary for rapid transit, necessitating a tiresome series of jumps through star systems where the Syndic Empire still clings to power. While theoretically the Alliance is no longer at war with the Empire, the latter is keen to do everything in its power to annoy, harass, threaten and otherwise disrupt Geary's passage. The Syndics' secondary objective is to capture or destroy Invincible which, though packed with potentially invaluable alien technology, is presently an inert hulk requiring most of Geary's own battleships to tow it. The vast ship is also haunted by ghosts that, while intangible, are psychically all too real. Once again, the visceral action comes fast and furious as the fleet attempts to evade or disrupt the traps the Syndics have laid. Geary proves a model commander, prone to doubts and moments of weakness, refreshingly willing to be advised by his subordinates, especially his wife, Tanya Desjani, who captains his flagship, and Emissary Victoria Rione, whose sharp political skills will prove invaluable. Well up to the high standards established by this intriguing series.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480563544
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Series: Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier Series, #3
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Pages: 12
  • Sales rank: 1,547,209
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.20 (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 (Steadfast, Invincible, Dreadnaught) as well as The Lost Stars series (Perilous Shield, Tarnished Knight) the Stark’s War series (Stark's Command, Stark's Crusade), and the Paul Sinclair series (A Just Determination, Burden of Proof). His short fiction appears frequently in Analog magazine. He lives with his indomitable wife and three children in Maryland.

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