In the Stormy Red Sky

In the Stormy Red Sky

Book - 2009
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1. David Drake is the Dean of military science fiction and author of the best-selling Hammer's Slammers series. Many writers of military SF get their background from books, but Vietnam veteran Drake has been there and done that, giving his work an unmatched gritty realism.

2. His novels of the military exploits of the brilliant young RCN officer Daniel Leary (who has gone from Lieutenant to Captain) and his friend and colleague Adele Mundy, computer spy and crack shot, have been top-sellers.

3. The RCN series has strong appeal for the enormous audience for David Weber's best-selling Honor Harrington novels.

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DANIEL LEARY IS CINNABAR'S MOST SUCCESSFUL SPACE CAPTAIN; HIS FRIEND, LADY ADELE MUNDY, IS ITS MOST EFFICIENT SPY--BUT THEY'VE GOT THEIR HANDS FULL THIS TIME AS THEY FACE:

* A Cinnabar Senator furious at losing an election--and still powerful enough to make her anger deadly.
* The boy ruler of a star cluster who thinks he's a god--and who can sign the death warrants of even Cinnabar officials if a mad whimsy tells him to.
* A world of slaves and escaped slaves, where the most savage beasts in the jungle used to be human.
* An enemy base that could shrug off attack by powerful battlefleets--but which must fall to a single cruiser if Cinnabar is to survive.

From palace to reeking jungle, from gunfights in grimy hangars to the flagship's bridge during a sprawling space battle, Leary and Mundy are in the thick of it again. Watch the galaxy explode-- IN THE STORMY RED SKY
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Pub. ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2009
ISBN: 9781416591597
Branch Call Number: ScF Drak
Characteristics: 378p

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May 23, 2011

Great mix of history and sci-fi, once again. Exciting to read, with great character development and profound psychological statements about friendship. Fascinating. Finally, unlike some authors, Drake doesn't hide war behind a pretty fa├žade: some familiar faces do die. Makes it all a little more immediate, somehow.

neko Sep 29, 2009

Leary and Mundy are the perfect pair in this latest RCN tale. An excellent read. Drake's use of history is top notch.

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