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Backshot (Starfist: Force Recon Series #1)

Backshot (Starfist: Force Recon Series #1)

by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

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Overview

An exciting new special-ops adventure from the battle-tested vets who created the popular Starfist series

Jorge Lavager, charismatic leader of the mysterious Union of Margelan, ferociously guards an agricultural research facility on the planet Atlas. What that facility conceals will prove whether Lavager is an idealist seeking to unify Atlas under a banner of freedom and prosperity—or a tyrant aiming to control all of Human Space.

The Marines of Fourth Force Recon’s second platoon are dispatched to Atlas to uncover the truth. They will have to sneak past state-of-the-art surveillance equipment barring unlawful entry to the planet and land in a desolate area miles from their target. And if they discover lethal new weapons instead of legitimate research, the thirty-six Marines are to seize the compound—guarded by merciless, armed-to-the-teeth soldiers—and destroy it. But what the recon team finds on Atlas sets off a chain of events that will force some hard decisions on the Marines . . . and end in a deadly surprise.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345460585
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/26/2005
Series: Starfist: Force Recon Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

David Sherman is a former US Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon. He is also the author of the military fantasy series Demontech.

Dan Cragg enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 and retired with the rank of sergeant major twenty-two years later. He is the author of Inside the VC and the NVA (with Michael Lee Lanning), Top Sergeant (with William G. Bainbridge), and a Vietnam War novel, The Soldier's Prize. He is retired from his work as an analyst for the Department of Defense.

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