The Forlorn Hope
They had fought long and hard, and damn near won in spite of everything. But now the men who hired them are going to sell them to the enemy...and so begins a novel of adventure in which a band of Star Mecenaries is driven across the face of a planet by enemies bent on their distruction. With only the guns in their hands, this tiny band must battle ships, artillery, treachery, and the most powerful tank in the universe.
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To be honest, I can't really explain why I love this book so much. I don't know, like the rest of David Drake's military sci-fi books it's a solid piece of fiction. There's mercenaries, there's ... Read full review
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