By Tom Kratman

ISBN-10: 1439134642

ISBN-13: 9781439134641

#2 within the step forward Countdown modern day army experience series.  Brutally powerful retired military colonel Wes Stauer instructions a crack outfit of former comrades to drag off a miracle mission.  yet Stauer also needs to harness and direct the brute inside himself – a beast he'll want so as to wreck an clever enemy who's as implacable as Stauer himself.

War is brutal.  Colonel Wes Stauer gets it.  He ought to.  He used to be certainly one of war’s so much brutal practitioners – let alone one in every of its premier and least bloody.  Brutal definite; silly no.  Now, not just needs to Stauer command his crack outfit of former comrades and pull off yet one more miracle undertaking, he also needs to harness and direct the brute inside of himself – a beast he'll desire with the intention to wreck an clever enemy who's as implacable as Stauer himself. ok, almost as implacable. there'll be war.  And there'll be warriors like Wes Stauer who've the information and, as soon as set in movement, the unstoppable specialist force, to work out the undesirable men to their graves and ruin each final earthly piece in their nasty legacies.

About Tom Kratman’s army thrillers and armed forces technology fiction:
“Kratman's dystopia is a brisk web page turner filled with startling twists…[Kratman is] a qualified army man…up to hurry on army and geopolitical conceits.” –Best-selling writer of America on my own Mark Steyn on Tom Kratman’s uncompromising army SF mystery, Califate

“Kratman increases disquieting questions about what it can take to win the struggle on terror…realistic motion sequences, robust characterizations and suggestions at the philosophy of war.” – Publishers Weekly

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Not that the generals and admirals aren’t devious; they are. But they’re politically devious without being, at the same time, militarily all that clever. Politically, they’re thinking that with the expansion of the ground forces, they can get rid of me. Too clever by half. Little do they suspect that that expansion is going to come entirely from my most fanatical young supporters. Let them try a coup when their force is my force. Assholes. Idiots. CHAPTER THREE Many intelligence reports in war are contradictory; even more are false, and most are uncertain.

There was a Canadian energy company that tried to do some exploratory drilling in one of the disputed zones, out to sea. The Surinamese navy showed up and carted off their drilling platform. That was the second time that had happened, so the Guyanan government asked us for help. I said we were willing, but we extracted some serious concessions out of them for it. Like our own legal system and laws, recognized and accepted by them, right to use their defense establishment, such as it is, to recruit locally, to order arms and equipment, that sort of thing, plus an official status.

Shouted Joshua from his office several doors back from the front entrance. There’d be hell to pay for someone, later on, that he was the first one to see the colonel enter the building. “At ease,” Stauer called out. I was hoping nobody would notice I’d come back. Should have known better. Now the RSM is going to ream somebody’s ass for it. He stuck his head inside Joshua’s door. ” “Thanks, Top. ” Joshua shook his gray-haired head, a smile briefly lighting his deeply seamed black face. “Nah. As soon as I heard the plane and realized Reilly would be tying up the roads, I told the duty driver to take his time about getting back.

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