When the Tide Rises (RCN Series #6)

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1. Vietnam veteran David Drake tells a military story like no other writer. His bestselling Hammer?s Slammers series set the standard for military science fiction, with his gritty and realistic look at hard-bitten mercenaries, getting the job done, no matter what it takes.

2. His novels of the military exploits of the brilliant Lieutenant?now Commander?Leary and his indispensable aide, the skilled and deadly officer Adele Mundy, have been ...

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Overview

1. Vietnam veteran David Drake tells a military story like no other writer. His bestselling Hammer’s Slammers series set the standard for military science fiction, with his gritty and realistic look at hard-bitten mercenaries, getting the job done, no matter what it takes.

2. His novels of the military exploits of the brilliant Lieutenant—now Commander—Leary and his indispensable aide, the skilled and deadly officer Adele Mundy, have been hugely popular, and appeal strongly to the audience for David Weber’s best-selling Honor Harrington novels.

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5. Teaser chapter for David Drake’s In the Stormy Red Sky included

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When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians

Leary and Mundy use electronic espionage, sub-machine guns, and shipkilling missiles to outwit political rivals, put down mutiny, and capture an Alliance fortress. When all else fails, they'll strike for the heart of the Alliance—and then throw their tiny corvette into a major fleet action.

A cascade of non-stop action as vivid as only David Drake can write it!

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In the sixth Cinnabar sci-fi adventure, Space Navy Commander Daniel Leary and spy Lady Adele Mundy are dispatched to aid the breakaway Independent Republic of Bagaria. However, there is one major problem: Because of their ongoing war with the Alliance of Free Stars, Cinnabar has no battleships to spare. For the ever resourceful Leary and Mundy, this crippling impediment is just a small hitch in their stride. Realistic space battles; bristling action.
Publishers Weekly

The fast-paced sixth adventure of Republic of Cinnabar Space Navy officers Daniel Leary and Lady Adele Mundy (after 2006's Some Golden Harbor) finds Leary in a precarious position. When his patron falls ill and is replaced as chief of the Navy Board by a hostile admiral, Leary expects to be placed on the inactive list despite the ongoing war between Cinnabar and the Alliance of Free Stars. Instead he finds himself assigned to shore up the navy of the Independent Republic of Bagaria, a frontier system that broke away from the Alliance and now looks to Cinnabar for aid. With no resources other than his own ship and crew, shackled with allies more dangerous than the enemy, Leary must find a way to relieve besieged Cinnabaran forces. Drake has always been known for his ultrarealistic depiction of combat and its aftermath, and he's at the top of his form. (Mar.)

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As tension between the Republic of Cinnabar and the rival Alliance mount, the RCN (Republic of Cinnabar Navy) sends its best commander, Daniel Leary, and his espionage expert and friend, Adele Mundy, to assist the peoples of the Bagarian cluster in their revolt against the Alliance. Using the latest technology as well as their own inventiveness, Leary and Mundy pull out all the stops to help the rebels, only to discover that the movement's worst enemy lies within. Continuing his RCN space opera (With the Lightnings; Lt. Leary, Commanding; The Far Side of the Stars; The Way to Glory; Some Golden Harbor), Drake maintains his high story-crafting standards and demonstrates his military expertise. Patterned in part on Patrick O'Brien's Aubry/Maturin series, Drake's latest novel features the same crew-based camaraderie, especially under fire, and belongs in most libraries.
—Jackie Cassada

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416591566
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 3/31/2009
  • Series: RCN Series , #6
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 407,638
  • Product dimensions: 6.82 (w) x 4.18 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

David Drake

David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th armored Cavalry in Viet Nam and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981. Besides the bestselling Hammer’s Slammers series, his books for Baen include Ranks of Bronze, All the Way to the Gallows, Redliners, and many more. His “Lord of the Isles” fantasy novels for Tor are genre best sellers. Some Golden Harbor is the sixth novel in the popular RCN series. The previous titles are: With the Lightnings; Lt. Leary, Commanding; The Far Side of the Stars; The Way to Glory and Some Golden Harbor. The next in the series, In the Stormy Red Sky, is coming in May 2009.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

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    RCN forever

    No matter what the mess Leary is assigned, he manages to turn it into an unqualified success, though there are times when the results are far from promising.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2009

    Leary forever

    This is another in a series of Hornblower like space opera adventures that you can't put down.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent outer space military science fiction thriller

    The war continues unabated between the Republic of Cinnabar and the Alliance of Free Stars. Although his side is short on battleships and experienced combat officers, Cinnabar Space Navy Officer Daniel Leary expects to be mothballed since his mentor on the Board was replaced by someone who detests the maverick as success does not matter political connections do. Instead he and his crew are assigned to help the fledgling navy of the Independent Republic of Bagaria, who seceded from the Alliance. Espionage agent Signal Officer Adele Mundy accompanies Daniel and his crew. Upon arrival at the frontier republic, they find the biggest problem is from within the divided Bagarian political leadership as treason seems to be the norm especially for those who lost power when Bagaria left the Alliance. --- The latest Leary outer space military science fiction thriller (see SOME GOLDEN HARBOR, WITH THE LIGHTNINGS and THE WAY TO GLORY, etc.) is an excellent entry that has the author¿s trademark look at the brutality of war, but much more. The story line contains the usual Mr. Drake¿s deep look at the outcome of hostilities on civilian populations as well as the surviving military. However, the tale also provides a fascinating political twist that is mindful of Iraq and the Baath party. Those who were in power under the Alliance want back what they lost while those who gained power refuse to share. WHEN THE TIDE RISES is a thought-provoking entertaining entry in the Cinnabar-Alliance war. --- Harriet Klausner

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