Trial by Fire (Caine Riordan)

Trial by Fire (Caine Riordan)

Charles E. Gannon


Sequel to nationwide bestseller, Nebula Award finalist, and Compton criminal Award winner Fire with Fire. technology fiction experience on a grand scale.

When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity’s first come across with alien races, surprising conflict clouds burst. With Earth’s fleet shattered by means of a sneak assault and its survivors struggling with for his or her lives, Caine needs to rely on either his first touch and weaponry abilities to cope with the non-humanoid enemy. And while the technologically-superior attackers sweep apart the sunlight system’s final defenses, and traitorous businesses invite the invaders to land "security forces," humanity fights again with its top guns: crafty, inventiveness, and guts.
 
yet as Earth hurtles in the direction of a last trial via fireplace that's guaranteed to scar its collective reminiscence, Caine discovers that there can also be huge and stressful gaps in that reminiscence. Clues element to a far past inter-species apocalypse, buried in humanity’s personal prehistory. Which increases a terrifying hazard: what if the extraterrestrial beings' invasion of Earth isn't considered one of conquest, yet preemption? And what if their harrowing thoughts of a long-past cataclysmic battle makes them prepared to do whatever to maintain it from reigniting?
 
no matter if that implies exterminating the human race.
 
approximately Trial via Fire:
"Gannon's whiz-bang moment stories of the Terran Republic interstellar experience offers at the promise of the 1st (Fire with Fire). . . . The attraction of Caines harrowing event lies in Gannons consciousness to element, which retains the layers of political intrigue and army motion from getting too dense. the handfuls of key characters, a number of theaters of operations, and diverse alien cultures all obtain the proper quantity of consciousness. The pleasing answer is better by way of the promise of extra pleasure to return during this attention-grabbing far-future universe."—Publishers Weekly Starred Review
 
" . . . bargains the kind of tough science-fiction these accustomed to the loo Campbell period of Analog technological know-how Fiction will remember.Gannon throws his readers into an action-packed event. A sequel to fireplace With hearth, it's a nonstop story full of army science-fiction action." —Daily information of Galveston County
 
"[A]  white-knuckle event . . . with actual stakes, and units up the following problem for the newly named Terran Republic. Gannon is making it effortless for me to fulfill my target of examining extra army SF this year."—Fantasy Literature Review

approximately Compton criminal award winner for most sensible first novel,  Fire with Fire:
“Chuck Gannon is a kind of outstanding finds—someone as happy with characters as he's with know-how, and both adept at delivering these characters with difficulties to unravel. inventive, enjoyable, and never afraid to step at the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his tales don't disappoint.”—David Weber 

"If we meet powerful extraterrestrial beings available in the market, can we undergo the destiny of the Aztecs and Incas, or locate the agility to outlive? Gannon fizzes with rules concerning the risky politics of first contact.”—David Brin
 
"The plot is exciting after which a few. Well-developed and self-consistent; clever readers are going to love it."—Jerry Pournelle
 
"[T]he intersecting plot threads, motion and well-conceived technological know-how saved these pages turning."—SF Crowsnest
 
approximately Starfire sequence hit, Extremis, coauthored by means of Charles E. Gannon:

“Vivid. . . conflict sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly
 
"It’s a grand, enjoyable sequence of battles and campaigns, precious of something Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog
 
approximately Charles E. Gannon:
"[A] powerful [writer of] . . . army SF. . .[much] motion occurring in his paintings, with loads of physics at the back of it. there's a actual experience of the urgency of conflict and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus

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