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Author: David Sherman; Dan Cragg
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Tensions erupt between the Confederation and several frontier worlds when civilians are shot dead at an army base on the planet Ravenette. Enraged, the Ravenette government and nine neighboring planets form a coalition, and their first act of secession is to overrun Ravenette's Confederation garrison. With the armed forces of ten worlds seizing the brutal upper hand, the embattled troops need help?now?and they need  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Science fiction
War stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Sherman; Dan Cragg
ISBN: 0345460545 9780345460547
OCLC Number: 60791720
Description: 320 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: David Sherman and Dan Cragg.
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"Tensions erupt between the Confederation and several frontier worlds when civilians are shot dead at an army base on the planet Ravenette. Enraged, the Ravenette government and nine neighboring planets form a coalition, and their first act of secession is to overrun Ravenette's Confederation garrison. With the armed forces of ten worlds seizing the brutal upper hand, the embattled troops need help?now?and they need it bad. Enter the Marines of the 34th FIST. As the nearest ready-to-deploy unit, the team is sent to Ravenette with orders to hold the line until reinforcements arrive. The upcoming operation promises to be no picnic, for while sophisticates may ridicule the backward ways of the uncouth frontier folk, no one scoffs at their fighting ability. Charlie Bass doesn't mince words for his men in Company L's third platoon. Two army divisions?perhaps thirty thousand soldiers?are being overwhelmed, and somebody expects a thousand Marines to save the day. As pompous Confederation generals wreak even more havoc than the enemy, there are those who call the mission suicide ... but not the Marines. Of course it sounds hopeless, but for Marines like Charlie Bass and the rest of the 34th FIST, accomplishing the impossible comes with the territory"--Publisher's description.

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