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    Recoil (Starfist: Force Recon) (Paperback) By (author) David Sherman, By (author) Dan Cragg

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    DescriptionSwift, silent, and deadly-they strike where no one else dares. Fear is the fastest-growing crop on Haulover, a newly colonized planet where someone-or something-is destroying isolated farmhouses. The unseen enemy strikes without warning, then disappears, leaving no stone standing, no trace of families or farm animals. When the Confederation receives a desperate plea for help, it's time to send in the Marines. Impossible missions are a matter of course for Fourth Force Recon's second platoon squads, and the situation at Haulover-with no witnesses and few clues-is no exception. But this assignment turns out to be even tougher and bloodier than usual because the devastation is a ploy-to lure the nine Marines into a trap, and to force them to bust the Confederation's terrible secret wide open. And as for the Skinks lying in ambush on Haulover, they have no idea what trouble is . . . until they go up against a few good Marines.


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    Title
    Recoil
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Sherman, By (author) Dan Cragg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 357
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 174 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780345460608
    ISBN 10: 034546060X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FL
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21300
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 80
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 813/.54
    Ingram Subject Code: FS
    Libri: I-FS
    B&T General Subject: 720
    B&T Approval Code: A23440000
    LC classification: PS3569.H4175 R43 2008
    BISAC V2.8: FIC028050, FIC028010, FIC028030
    Thema V1.0: FL, FJM
    BIC E4L: SCF
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    25 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    David Sherman is a former U.S. Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon. He is also the author of the military fantasy series Demontech. Dan Cragg enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 and retired with the rank of sergeant major twenty-two years later. He is the author of Inside the VC and the NVA (with Michael Lee Lanning), Top Sergeant (with William G. Bainbridge), and, The Soldier's Prize. Until recently, he was an analyst for the Defense Department.
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    "A few good Marines beat the fierce, fanatical aliens once before. But that was a skirmish-not a full-scale invasion. The truth is out. No longer are the Skinks just a horrible secret haunting the Marines of Company L. Now the aliens are all-too-real invaders whose savage attacks have devastated planet Kingdom, a world of squabbling religions where the men of the 34th FIST confront a desperate situation. Cities that haven't already been reduced to rubble are under siege, while starving refugees roam the land. And still the Skinks come, rising from stinking primordial swamps to slake their thirst for slaughter, armed with an uncanny ability to locate the enemy and with weapons so deadly that a single blast can drop a warplane or a decimate a squad. It's painfully evident that 34th FIST is no match for these near-invincible killers, which is why third platoon's been ordered to whip the citizens of Kingdom into fighting shape. With their backs to the wall and time running out, there's only one way the Marines can turn these timid, quarrelsome men into warriors: Take the battle to the enemy. It's a brilliant strategy, sure to succeed-if it doesn't get them killed first. . . .