By Charles E. Gannon
COMPTON criminal AWARD FOR most sensible FIRST NOVEL. NEBULA AWARD FINALIST. New technological know-how Fiction Adventure sequence! nationwide Bestseller in exchange paperback. An agent for a undercover agent association uncovers an alien alliance in close by interstellar space—an alliance that may quickly contain humanity in politics and conflict on a galactic scale.
2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth’s Moon—a history-changing clandestine project—and finally ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his issues. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a replaced international. Humanity has completed faster-than-light trip and is pioneering close by megastar platforms. And now, Riordan is forced to turn into an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan’s challenge: go back and forth to a newly settled global and examine no matter if a primitive neighborhood species used to be sentient—enough in an effort to have equipped a misplaced civilization.
However, arriving on website within the Delta Pavonis approach, Caine discovers that the task he’s been given is whatever yet mystery or secure. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his each step, it is transparent that somebody does not wish his project to prevail. finally, it takes the broad-based insights of an intelligence analyst and an identical intuition for intrigue to ferret out the reality: that humanity is neither on my own within the cosmos nor secure. Earth is printed to be the lynchpin planet in an drawing close fight for interstellar dominance, a fight into which it truly is being irresistibly dragged. studying new risks at each flip, Riordan needs to now persuade the powers-that-be that the single approach for humanity to outlive as a loose species is to stand the perils directly—and to struggle fireplace with fire.
WINNER OF THE COMPTON criminal AWARD FOR most sensible FIRST NOVEL
About Fire with Fire:
“Chuck Gannon is a type of superb finds—someone as happy with characters as he's with know-how, and both adept at delivering these characters with difficulties to unravel. resourceful, 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 robust extraterrestrial beings in the market, can we undergo the destiny of the Aztecs and Incas, or locate the agility to outlive? Gannon fizzes with principles in regards to the risky politics of first contact.”—David Brin
"The plot is fascinating 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 stored these pages turning."—SF Crowsnest
About Starfire sequence hit, Extremis, coauthored by way of Charles E. Gannon:
“Vivid. . . conflict sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly
"It’s a grand, enjoyable sequence of battles and campaigns, helpful of whatever Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog
About Charles E. Gannon:
"[A] robust [writer of]. . .military SF. . .[much] motion happening in his paintings, with loads of physics in the back of it. there's a genuine experience of the urgency of battle and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus