"These aliens are seven feet tall and so strong they can throw a spear accurately further than we can shoot. We can kill them when they get closer if they haven't already killed all of us first!"-Captain Melissa Rossi, CO, Falcon Company, 2nd Battalion, Colonial Rangers, New Hope Colony, Tau Ceti 4, France"Dese girls are tougher dan dey look. Dey had to carry dead bodies an clean up blood an brains an not vun uf dem quit!"-Veronika Tchachenko, Russia, Assistant Director of Student Travel and Transportation, New Hope AcademyThe Rift have invaded the New Hope colony. They've shot down the transport Cairo which crashed in a mountain valley with CDR Rick Cassidy and GSGT Molly Pickford and 50 female students from the New Hope Academy. Cassidy and Pickford begin to organize the survivors. Most of the crew and some of the New Hope Academy staff members died in the crash. The Rift have taken Southport and set their sights on their next target, New Cancun, as thousands of refugees pour into the western settlements. On the Rift flagship Expeditionary Force Commander General Osmu'a reviews the progress of his campaign to retake the planet and realizes that the transport that was fired upon must have gotten a warning message out before they had destroyed the alien communications satellites. Preparing for an alien attack on New Cancun and with the communications satellites down Colonel Fox needs to send a recon shuttle to Southport to see what has been going on there. On Earth Rick Cassidy's family gathers at the family home to celebrate Kelly's commissioning as a major in Colonial Security and to discuss Stellar Enterprise's plans for the New Hope colony.
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Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, NY. I have a BS in Business Admin from Wagner College and an MBA from SDSU. I am a retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander, Supply Corps (Logistics), a former small business owner, and part-time substitute teacher. I've visited 6 continents and 36 countries, speak Spanish, some German, a little Italian and a little less French. I currently live in Chula Vista, CA with my wife Chris.
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First Contact based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
The action really heats up in this fourth volume of the Fierce Girls series. The aliens are advancing and the Rangers are scrambling to slow them down long enough to let them evacuate huge sections of the human population from the warzone. Adams is great at showing how confusing the situation is—especially since the aliens took out the communications satellites. All those characters he’s been slowly introducing over the last three books are getting their moments in the spotlight and it looks quite probable that most of them are not going to survive. While all of this is happening, the two people I think of as Adam’s principle heroes (Rick Cassidy and Molly Pitchford) have to figure out how to save the lives of 50 high school girls and a little more than a dozen adults who have crashed with their shuttle a thousand miles deep in hostile wilderness. This second storyline is genius, because it lets Adams develop two very different types of adventure stories. The first half of the book is all military problems, but this second half is in many ways far more concerning. I think any of us can imagine what it would be like to be trapped in the middle of the Amazon with a bunch of high school kids. Even well trained men and women would have a hard time surviving, and that’s the situation facing Rick and Molly. They are going to have to force these kids to grow up fast if any of them have a hope of getting out alive. Can’t wait to get to the next novel to see how our two sets of heroes are going to solve their very different problems.