Sunday, September 1, 2013
Redliners - David Drake
Redliners is free for the kindle. This is an amazing work of science fiction. You get more aliens and action in one novel than in some whole series. The Unity has been at war with the Kalendru for a long time. Company C41 was dropped on Maxus 377 in operation Active Cloak, which was supposed to be a surprise attack. The surprise didn't go the way it was planned. Now everyone in C41, from Major Farrell to the lowest striker, is redlined. What does the Unity do with them? How about use them for security for a colonization project on Bezant 459. It turns out nothing is ever that straightforward for C41. Aliens and action abound. The jungle is alive takes on a whole new meaning for the Bezant colonists and C41. I could not put this book down. Every page, if not every paragraph, has a new threat and more action. Some of the best science fiction I've read in a long time. Very highly recommended.