The Mercenary Author:jerry Pournelle Why has John Christian Falkenberg thrown millions of people on dozens of planets into turmoil? — Because he's given up the brilliant military career he's known since age fifteen to fight on his own. — Because he's a legend to the Earth-bound, a mastermind to his soldiers, an enigma to the politicans who buy his services. — But mostly because he's J... more »ohn Christian Falkenberg.
"The Mercenary is more than a good science-ficiton adventure yarn...it's both refreshing and thought-provoking." - Poul Anderson
"A rousing adventure, yet with something to say about the old-fashioned virtues--courage and honor--in the far future." - Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine
"A classic of its kind, and a must for sheer enjoyment." - T.R. Fehrenbach, author of This Kind of War« less