Technokill - Starfist, Book 5 Author:David Sherman, Dan Cragg A terrifying secret, an evil coterie of ruthless masterminds, a murderous battle of cunning and deadly skill--it's time to send in the Marines! — After the Confederation makes a shocking discovery on an alien world, a nefarious band of opportunists from the highest echelons of power plot to steal the vast riches for themselves. Along with the abi... more »lity to crush any resistance, these moguls possess spacecraft, unlimited resources, and a deadly arsenal of cutting-edge weapons.
The only one without a price tag is the Confederation president. Now she is sending Gunnery Sergeant Bass, the men of third platoon, and a single special agent to expose the shadowy figures behind the corruption. And so, on an obscure planet, home to unimaginable treasure and an unsettling species, the toughest fighters in Human Space confront their fiercest battle. For there will be no losers in this war, only the triumphant, the dead, and the vanished . . .« less
Why is it that military sci-fi writers feel they must occasionally write for 13-year-old boys experiencing puberty?
I've seen this happen in other series. Often it just happens once and then the publisher sit the author(s) down and has a talk with the author(s). Sometimes they don't.
Fortunately, while this story started off at the wrong level, it gradually became better. There wasn't a tremendous amount of action in this book compared to others in the series, but I still enjoyed it... after getting past the first few chapters. And, the wrap-up, after the climax, was a bit to simplistic. The authors can do better than this.