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Captain John "Black Jack" Geary's legendary exploits are known to every schoolchild. Revered for his heroic "last stand" in the early days of the war, he was presumed dead. But a century later, Geary miraculously returns from survival hibernation and reluctantly takes command of the Alliance Fleet as it faces annihilation by the Syndic.Appalled by the hero-worship around him, Geary is nevertheless a man who will do his duty. And he knows that bringing the stolen Syndic hypernet key safely home is the Alliance's one chance to win the war. But to do that, Geary will have to live up to the impossibly heroic "Black Jack" legend...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 104.14 x 167.64 x 22.86mm | 136.08g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0441014186
  • 9780441014187
  • 43,406

About Jack Campbell

"Jack Campbell" is the pseudonym for John G. Hemry, a retired Naval officer (and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis). As Jack Campbell, he writes The Lost Fleet series of military science fiction novels. He lives with his family in Maryland.show more

Review quote

"A slam-bang good read that kept me up at night."--Elizabeth Moon"A rousing adventure...the kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!"--William C. "The best novel of its type that I've read."--David Sherman, coauthor of the Starfist series "Military science fiction at its best."--Catherine Asaroshow more

Review Text

"A slam-bang good read that kept me up at night."-Elizabeth Moon"A rousing adventure...the kind of hero Hornblower fans will love!"-William C."The best novel of its type that I've read."-David Sherman, coauthor of the Starfist series"Military science fiction at its best."-Catherine Asaroshow more

Rating details

20,579 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (6,006)
4 42% (8,719)
3 22% (4,573)
2 5% (1,017)
1 1% (264)

Our customer reviews

Liked the pace of the book. EE Doc Smith readers will enjoyshow more
by Sara Parker
I read the entire 6 book series in a little over a week. A great read for any SciFi fans, ranks up there with Heinlein and Doc Smith.show more
by Bill
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