Wolf Among the Stars

Wolf Among the Stars

by Steve White
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Wolf Among the Stars by Steve White

A near-future Earth has shaken off the devastating colonization by alien Lokaran invaders and totalitarian rule by the alien's puppets, the Earth First party. But now Earth is flung into galactic intrigue and war. The Lokaron empire teeters on the edge of a fratricidal meltdown and a cabal of ancient enemies hope to use Earth as a proxy to destroy the empire and rule over a new Galactic dark age.

Now Captain Andrew Roark, the son of heroes of the rebellion and an officer trained in Lokaran space warfare tactics, joins with a highly capable Lokar who opposes the empire but wishes to see it transformed rather than destroyed. Together they must uncover a conspiracy to control Earth, and then obtain the secret key to defeating it. War for galactic control looms, and freedom for Earth—so recently escaped from under the boot-heel of one oppressor—is once again in the balance.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148444404
Publisher: Baen Books
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Series: The Stars , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 63,715
File size: 703 KB

About the Author

Steve White was an officer in Naval Intelligence, and served in the Mediterranean and the Vietnam War Zone. In addition to the Starfire series with David Weber, he has written several popular science fiction adventure novels for Baen. They include the trilogy comprising The Disinherited, Legacy and Debt of Ages, which combine fast-paced space opera with Arthurian mythology. He has also written the galaxy-spanning adventure Prince of Sunset, and its sequel Emperor of Dawn. His latest is Eagle Against the Stars. He currently works for a legal publishing company in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is married and has three daughters.

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Wolf Among the Stars 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Five decades have passed since the alien Lokaron invasion. The earthlings responded to the annexation of the planet into the Lokaron Empire as a colony by either rebelling or becoming human quislings belonging to the Earth First party (see Eagle Against the Stars). As a result of the resistance, the mighty Lokaron Empire threatens to implode into a civil war. Captain Andrew Roark investigates the strange death of his superior officer Admiral Arnstein. The victim's grieving daughter Rachel, wanting justice for her father, joins him on his inquiry. They soon uncover a diabolical plan in which the alien shapeshifting Kappainu manufacture incidents leading to interstellar combat in which they will be the victors. In a strange bedfellows' way, Lokaron agent Reislon'Sygnath accompanies the humans; they seek a way to prevent the insidious shapeshifters from shifting the power in the galaxy. Wolf Among the Stars is an exciting action-packed military science fiction thriller. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the hero investigates the admiral's death and never slows down as a homicide inquiry turns into a save the galaxy conspiracy tale. Although there is too frequent use of passive commentary to describe the issues facing the lead trio, readers will enjoy this engaging tale while wondering whose side Reislon'Sygnath really is on. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Descent book. Hard to get into at first but worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this, but it simply came across as "all plot, no details", with a protagonist which was merely a "floating viewer". I usually don't mind a simple heroic type, but there is usually more character development in a twilight movie than I could find. I pick up any book I can find by this publisher, and before now, have had only good to ok experiences. Now, i find myself questioning the quality of the publisher's judgement.