Dimensions: 352 pages, 3.74 × 2.52 × 0.47 in
Published: January 14, 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0765313723
ISBN - 13: 9780765313720
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PROMETHEUS''S CHILD PART I ARLINGTON 1 MASSENYA, CHAD "Bugger me, they''re at it again!" Gunfire erupted fifty meters away as Warrant Officer Derrick Martin wiped his hands on his "spotty dots" camouflage trousers and unslung his Steyr F88C assault rifle. Peering ''round the corner of the bullet-pocked market front, he was glad not for the first time that he had violated orders in carrying his personal weapon in the "blood box" armored ambulance. "Presence" was fine and good when all you wanted to do was impress the locals. It was downright stupid when those same people wanted to nail your hide to the wall like a plaster duck. The American-made M113 "Bucket" continued burning a block and a half down the littered street, drawing a crowd of African celebrants. Few in the mob were armed, but some realized that the white soldiers who escaped from the light armored vehicle must be on foot. One Australian had not. His body was dragged away from the APC and some teenagers began stripping the corpse. "They nailed Joji all right," Martin called to his wounded driver, two meters behind him. Lance Corporal James Frasier looked up from his sitting position. "What about Dimitri?" "Never bleeding got out, I reckon." Martin shook his head, pondering the geographic irony. What were the odds that a Fijian and a Russian would emigrate to Australia only to die in Chad? It''s Mogadishu all over , Martin thought. Arsehole politicians keep sending Diggers as peacekeepers, then complain when we enf
From the Publisher
In this explosive series from New York Times bestseller Harold Coyle and noted military author Barrett Tillman, a new type of war is being fought by private paramilitary companies at the beck and call of the highest bidder. With the military and intelligence agencies spread thin, the United States is constantly calling upon the services of these organizations--and Strategic Solutions Inc. is among the best.
What begins as a relatively simply military-training mission in Chad turns into a high-stakes game of nuclear brinkmanship as the men and women of Security Solutions, Inc. stumble across a plot to extract and ship yellowcake--the base fuel for a nuclear weapon--to any number of countries hostile to the US. The in-country force tracks the operation to a supposedly abandoned remote mine in the desert.They strike, but a convoy carrying the yellowcake shipment escapes their trap.
With time running out, the SSI teams must pull together like they never have before to find a ship in international waters and recover its deadly cargo--by any means necessary.
About the Author
New York Times bestselling author, HAROLD COYLE is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and spent fourteen years on active duty with the US Army. He lives in Leavenworth, Kansas.
BARRETT TILLMAN is the author of many fiction and nonfiction books including, Clash of the Carriers and Hellcats. He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
"Coyle is best when he''s depicting soldiers facing death . . . He knows soldiers and and he understands the brotherhood of arms mystique and transcends national boundaries."--The New York Times