The tank lords

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Baen, Aug 1, 1997 - Fiction - 400 pages
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COLONEL ALOIS HAMMER: He welded five thousand individual killers into a weapon more deadly than any other in the human universe. When a planetary government faces unfriendly natives, guerrilla insurgents, or ruthless terrorists, they do the only thing that might save them -- they hire Hammer's Slammers, the toughest, meanest bunch of mercs who ever wrecked a world for pay. Known throughout the galaxy for their cold, ruthless ferocity, the men of Colonel Hammer's indomitable armored brigade routinely accept impossible missions. Again and again, they go up against overwhelming forces, or fight a two-front war against ferocious opposition, all without atomizing their civilian employers. Can they keep doing it? Not if they abide by the rules of civilized warfare...but nobody ever said the Hammers were nice. Even when their chances are not good -- those who oppose them have no chance at all!

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Review: The Tank Lords (Hammer's Slammers #8)

User Review  - Todd Mulholland - Goodreads

It's really well written. I usually don't like short story collections. This one has two longer stories and then two or three short ones. The two longer ones are really great - he does a good job of ... Read full review

Review: The Tank Lords (Hammer's Slammers #8)

User Review  - Barry - Goodreads

Excessively violent raw military science fiction. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

David Drake was attending Duke University Law School when he was drafted. He served the next two years in the Army, spending 1970 as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th armored Cavalry in Viet Nam and Cambodia. Upon return he completed his law degree at Duke and was for eight years Assistant Town Attorney for Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has been a full-time freelance writer since 1981. Besides the bestselling Hammer's Slammers series, his books for Baen include "Ranks of Bronze", "All the Way to the Gallows", "Redliners", and many more. His "Lord of the Isles" fantasy novels for Tor are genre best sellers. "In the Stormy Red Sky" is the seventh in the popular RCN series. The previous titles are: "With the Lightnings"; "Lt. Leary, Commanding"; "The Far Side of the Stars"; "The Way to Glory"; "Some Golden Harbor" and "When the Tide Rises".