Paying the Piper

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Baen, 2003 - Fiction - 469 pages
11 Reviews
When the situation on a planet has gone beyond desperate into hopeless, it's time to call in Hammer's Slammers: the toughest, meanest bunch of mercenaries who ever wrecked a world for pay. If your planet is threatened by invaders or insurgent rebels, pray that you can meet Colonel Hammer's price, and he'll be fighting on your side. But if you're on the side he's attacking, then you had better start praying as well--because nothing else in the universe can save you!

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Review: Paying the Piper (Hammer's Slammers #9)

User Review  - Steven Vaughan-Nichols - Goodreads

Another good, solid military SF novel by the master of military SF David Drake. This isn't an exceptional book in the Hammer's Slammers series but it delivers exactly what I expected and that was more than good enough for me. Read full review

Review: Paying the Piper (Hammer's Slammers #9)

User Review  - Jonathan Stevens - Goodreads

This book is available at Baen Free Library. The novel is structured as three novellas, the first of which, "Choosing Sides", appeared in anthology entitled "The Warmasters" (itself available for ... Read full review

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David Drake was born on September 24, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, where he graduated with a degree in History (with honors) and Latin. He then attended Duke Law School. He was drafted out of law school, served in the army for two years and then returned to school. He worked as an Assistant Town Attorney of Chapel Hill and then part-time as a city bus driver before he became a full-time writer. Drake is considered a master of Science Fiction and Fantasy. The Hammer's Slammers, military science fiction, was his first published series. His other titles include Northworld series, The Dragon Lord, Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, and Redliners. In recognition of his work, he won a World Fantasy award in 1976. He currently resides in North Carolina.

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