Lost Fleet

Lost Fleet

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Book - 2009
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After rescuing POWs from a labor camp in the Heradao Star System, Captain John "Black Jack" Geary discovers that the Syndics plan to ambush his fleet, forcing him to jump from one star system to the next in an effort to avoid the enemy.
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2009
ISBN: 9780441017089
0441017088
Branch Call Number: PAPERBACK SF/Fantasy Cam
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 18 cm

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Nov 13, 2010

p. 276

"Tanya, how many people do I kill, how many people do I ask to die fighting, in the name of avenging a crime committed a hundred years ago? I'm not perfect. If I could somehow get my hands on the Syndic bastards who started this war, I'd make them suffer. But they're all dead. Now I'm damned if I can figure out what this war is still about aside from avenging the latest defeat or atrocity. it's turned into a self-sustaining cyclic reation, and you and I both know the Alliance as well as the Syndicate Worlds are starting to crack from the pressure of a war without end.

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p. 46-47
Situation: recounting historical battles, and the destruction of a planet.

Geary shook his head, feeling sick inside. "How could anyone give such orders?"
"Oh, it's easy enough, Captain Geary. you justy have to form your palns somewhere far from the enemy while looking at a large star display with lots of little planets on it. Just dots with strange names. Targets. Not the homes of people like you, but targets that must be wiped out in the name of protecting people llike you. It's very easy," she repeated, "to rationalize the murders of millions or billions."

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Nov 13, 2010

Continues to be a good series, which, by this time, some don't! So, thought to mention this. Space battles still fascinating, as is the "relationship" development between Fleet Comander and the other Captains. A little more human development on this one.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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