Burden of Sisyphus

Burden of Sisyphus

by Jon Messenger


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Between the alien Alliance and the Terran Empire, a neutral zone stretches between the galaxies, a demilitarized zone that was established 150 years previous, following the Great War. The peace accord granted a semblance of peace to the universe. The peace, however, is a facade, and it is the responsibility of Michael Vance and his covert operations team to maintain that illusion. Recently, the Alliance lost contact with one of their outposts near the neutral zone. Surveillance scans show an abandoned city and no signs of life. The Alliance does what it always does: send in the best. But an unexpected betrayal leaves Vance and his team stranded. Worse, the city that was supposed to be dead is quite alive. And the monsters that now roam its streets are slaughtering his team, one at a time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940534305
Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2014
Series: Brink of Distinction Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Jon Messenger (Born 1979 in London, England) serves as an United States Army Major in the Medical Service Corps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California in 2002, writing Science Fiction has remained his passion, a passion that has continued through multiple combat and humanitarian deployments. Jon wrote the Brink of Distinction trilogy, of which Burden of Sisyphus is the first book, while serving a 16-month deployment in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Burden of Sisyphus 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Drijien More than 1 year ago
Sloppy story telling, moderately passable story line. Failed miserably in character survive-ability. The writer should re-read the story of sisyphus. If you are a fan of George R Martins ability to kill of characters from some masochistic fantasy of killing characters for no good reason, than this is the book for you. If on the other hand you enjoy a good book with characters that are built over time and filled out in a good story line, move on. I am no a fan of writers putting characters into unbelievable odds just for the sake of killing characters. This book falls into that category. I was able to muddle through book one but lost interest when the writer start whole sale killing of his main characters. Placing characters in situations that are fantastically unbelievable at best even for a fiction book.If you are looking for a good read look elsewhere.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The politics of this book are a little hard to understand but the characters are interesting and there is enough action to satisfy even the most action movie addict. We have humans on both sides of this one so you can decide who you want to "back" in this fight between two big alliances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed sci-fi. The author does a good job of pulling you in. Looking forward to fallowing the characters on their journies. Well done
Reader_4life More than 1 year ago
I was prepared for a long slog but was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this story. This contains mostly military action and survival but the world development made it interesting. Character development was very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good read with lots of action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago