Deserter

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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download be a heroBUCKLE UP SHE S BACKWhen Kris Longknife s best friend vanishes, she boards the next ship to Turantic, the last place he was seen alive But there s to the rescue than meets the eye Turantic is not only the moss twisted hellhole in the galaxy, but it s also under quarantine because of a deadly plague And after a sudden, suspicious loss of communication with the outside world, Kris realizes the length some enemies will go to for a life threatening bait and trap But she is willing to go even further and deeper into Turantic s secrets to survive."/>
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  • Deserter
  • Mike Shepherd
  • English
  • 08 May 2018
  • 0441012272

About the Author: Mike Shepherd

Deserter PDF/EPUB ´ Paperback deserter ebok, DeserterDeserter PDF A pseudonym used by Mike MoscoeMike was born in the Philadelphia Navy Yard Hospital and left that town at the age of three days for reasons he does not presently recall But they had to draft him to get him back there He missed very little of the rest of the country Growing up Navy, he lived about everywhere you could park an aircraft carrier Mike was one of those college students who didn t have to worry about finding a job after graduation In , his Uncle Sam made him an offer he couldn t refuse Two days into boot camp, the Army was wondering if they might not have been a bit hasty Mike ended the day in the Intensive Care Unit of the local Army hospital Despite most of Mike s personal war stories being limited to How I flunked boot camp, he can still write a rollicking good military SF yarnsMike didn t survive all that long as a cab driver he got lost or bartender he made the drinks too strong but he figured he could at least work for the Navy Department as a budget analyst Until he spent the whole day trying to balance the barracks accounts for paint Finally, about quitting time, a grinning senior analyst took him aside and let him in on the secret They d hidden the money for refitting a battleship in that little account Slowly it dawned on Mike that there were a few things about the Navy that even a kid who grew up in it would never understandOver the next twenty years, Mike branched out into other genres, including instruction memos, policies, performance standards and even a few labor contracts All of those, you may notice, lack a certain something Dialogue those things in quotes In , Mike s big break came He landed on a two year special project to build a digital map showing where the trees, rivers, roads, Spotted Owls and other critters were in western Oregon The list went on and on with no end in sight and two years became ten Since there was no writing involved in his new day job, Mike had to do something to get the words out He signed up for a writing class at Clark Community College and proudly turned in a story Star Wars shoots down the second coming of Christ Two years later, Analog bought Summer Hopes, Winter Dreams for the March, issue Four years later he sold his first novel In the ten years since then, Mike s turned in twelve novels and is researching the next threeMike s love for Science Fiction started when he picked up Rocket Ship Galileo in the fifth grade, and then proceeded to read every book in the library with a rocket sticker on its spineMike digs for his stories among people and change Through his interest in history, he has traces the transformations that make us what we are today Science launches us forward into an ever changing universe Once upon a time, the only changes in peoples lives came with the turning of the seasons and the growing wrinkles on their brows Today, science drives most of the changes in our daily lives Still, we can t avoid the pressure of our own awakening hormones or hardening arteries Mike is happiest when his stories are speeding across thin ice, balanced on the edge of two sharp blades, one anciently human, the other as new as tomorrow s researchTrained in International Relations and history, salary administration and bargaining, theology and counseling, Mike is having a ball writing about Kris Longknife coming of age while the world her grand parents built threatens to crash down around her ears These are books I think you ll love and my granddaughter and grandsons too Mike lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Ellen, his mother in law and any visiting grandkids He enjoys reading, writing, watching grand children for story ideas and upgrading his computer all are never ending.


DeserterDeserter PDF/EPUB ´ Paperback deserter ebok, DeserterDeserter PDF Kris Longknife had no choice about growing up rich and pampered When she did have a choice, she joined the Marines But now, a friend needs help halfway across the galaxy and with a military heritage coursing through her blood, it s time for Kris Longknife to be a heroBUCKLE UP SHE S BACKWhen Kris Longknife s best friend vanishes, she boards the next ship to Turantic, the last place he was seen alive But there s to the rescue than meets the eye Turantic is not only the moss twisted hellhole in the galaxy, but it s also under quarantine because of a deadly plague And after a sudden, suspicious loss of communication with the outside world, Kris realizes the length some enemies will go to for a life threatening bait and trap But she is willing to go even further and deeper into Turantic s secrets to survive.

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10 thoughts on “Deserter

  1. Jacob Proffitt says:

    Second book in the series and the quality trend is definitely up especially impressive as the first was pretty good to start This book has the added benefit that Kris is better established as a character and the side characters are given many opportunities to shine.I particularly enjoyed the lack of romance I know that s strange to say for a guy who reads so much romance, but this feels very natural and I love that Shepherd doesn t seem inclined to match her up with the nearest semi availabl Second book in the series and the quality trend is definitely up especially impressive as the first was pretty good to start This book has the added benefit that Kris is better established as a character and the side characters are given many opportunities to shine.I particularly enjoyed the lack of romance I know that s strange to say for a guy who reads so much romance, but this feels very natural and I love that Shepherd doesn t seem inclined to match her up with the nearest semi available male Even better, view spoiler the development with Henry Smythe Peterwald at the end when she realizes that for all their attraction, they re at two different places in their development viz their families She s absolutely right and even righter knowing that this is an important distinction hide spoiler But I also liked that view spoiler her friend Tom developed a love interest that wasn t Kris, forcing her to finally parse her inherent loneliness as the source of her mild longing after him And please bear in mind that this was extremely subtle interaction and not at all as story impacting as my calling it out makes it seem hide spoiler.One of the things that Shepherd does way better than expected is keeping Kris both an officer and a lady And by that I mean that she feels like a strong female with command potential rather than a commanding male given a feminine veneer This thinned a bit in one of thewhacky plans near the beginning Her reaction to the plan was within what I d expect, mostly, but the internal adaptation to it seemed a little thin That s vague, I know, but I don t want to spend anytime than this on what is a very minor niggle in what I felt was an otherwise stellar portrayal.Anyway, as in the first book the plot and pacing where outstanding I stayed up essentially all night reading it, finally giving up on onechapter in the not so wee hours and settling in to finish scarily close to dawn I was completely hooked and while I hate the consequences I still love when that happens

  2. Matthew Whitehead says:

    An excellent readI am growing to really admire Kris Longknife She isn t without problems and flaws, but they are very human flaws Unlike many military space operas this series isn t about any kind of average grunt that winds up in command through battle field promotions, nor about a well established career sergeant managing officers and troops and always getting caught up by situations beyond her control, nor about a ship s captain always gaining honors and social and political status as well An excellent readI am growing to really admire Kris Longknife She isn t without problems and flaws, but they are very human flaws Unlike many military space operas this series isn t about any kind of average grunt that winds up in command through battle field promotions, nor about a well established career sergeant managing officers and troops and always getting caught up by situations beyond her control, nor about a ship s captain always gaining honors and social and political status as well as enemies This is about a woman who is already living with the burden of the label of being one of those Longknifes , a family of war heroes, Presidents, Prime Ministers, and owners of mega corporations, not to mention being a trillionaire in her own right She is also a woman scarred with survivors guilt from the kidnapping and death of her younger brother, a history as a childhood drunk because of it, and extremely demanding, controlling, and yet distant parents She truly finds her home and herself in the Navy, but not without growing pains, not to mention several attempts on her life, and a growing series of exploits of her own to add to the legends of those damn Longknifes She also learns what it really means to Be one of those Longknifes as well, what it means to be a Leader, both as an officer and as a person The responsibility to those she serves and whom serve her and those serving under her.It is really interesting to watch her grow both as an officer and as a person, and how she inspires growth in those around her She leaves a very visible impact on those she meets, ripples on the pond as she skips like a rock along path of history

  3. C.T. Phipps says:

    Kris Longknife is the Princess of Wardhaven and a Lieutenant in her home nation s Navy Basically, she s Prince Harry except she looks like Anna Torve While tales of the super privileged are not normally my forte, I was in the mood for some space opera and this came highly recommended to me I really enjoyed Mutineer for its handling of a humanitarian crisis versus blasting aliens and was eager to get into Deserter.Much like Mutineer, the title is a misnomer as Kris doesn t desert Instead, s Kris Longknife is the Princess of Wardhaven and a Lieutenant in her home nation s Navy Basically, she s Prince Harry except she looks like Anna Torve While tales of the super privileged are not normally my forte, I was in the mood for some space opera and this came highly recommended to me I really enjoyed Mutineer for its handling of a humanitarian crisis versus blasting aliens and was eager to get into Deserter.Much like Mutineer, the title is a misnomer as Kris doesn t desert Instead, she s trapped on a planet under quarantine as part of an elaborate plot against the local civilian government as well as her family Seeing Kris have to use her long neglected political and social skills plus badly impersonate a prostitute at one point is quite entertaining I had a lot of fun with this book and bought the third immediately after.9 10

  4. Jesi says:

    I have to admit, about 40% of this book roughly the entire middle put me to sleep Politics can be an interesting topic, but not the way Shepherd did it here I m not entirely certain that I can blame it on the topic the writing itself was just bland The characters surprised me, in that they DIDN T have any twists that happened to with them There was all of this suspense, and then nothing It was almost as if my mind, so bored with what the writer was saying, started building drama to spic I have to admit, about 40% of this book roughly the entire middle put me to sleep Politics can be an interesting topic, but not the way Shepherd did it here I m not entirely certain that I can blame it on the topic the writing itself was just bland The characters surprised me, in that they DIDN T have any twists that happened to with them There was all of this suspense, and then nothing It was almost as if my mind, so bored with what the writer was saying, started building drama to spice things up.What DIDN T work for me in this book was 1 the politics it was blindingly obvious what was going on, to the point where it was inconceivable that the characters didn t see it until it was almost too late, creating an unbelievable atmosphere of suspense 2 The dialogue with certain exceptions, it was remarkably stale and boring Anything having to do with Abby or Jack was acceptable, however 3 The REPETITION Kris is hung up about her brother Nelly s acting weird We got it, thanks Move on please 4 The strange new behavior in our characters Kris is suddenly acting jealous when it comes to any guy of her acquaintance, when in the last book there was no overture of romance Where s this coming from, exactly An otherwise intelligent man, coming from a ruthless business family, can t see beyond his nose when confronted with the truth and turns into an emotional weeny Not very likely.What DID work for me in this book was 1 the explosions action scenes Say what you will of Shepherd s writing, the man can write an action scene 2 The dialogue the banter was great Sometimes authors try too hard, making it seem overblown Shepherd doesn t have this problem 3 Abby being a Sonic Screwdriver sometimes it s annoying when you have a character who brings the right toys to the party This time It worked.All in all, it wasn t great, but it didn t suck, either

  5. Elecampane says:

    Much the same as the first, especially in terms of Kris s unstable character last book she couldn t do anything but ignore a potentially flirty line from Tom, but in this book she s decided she loves him but since she lacks the guts to approach him, she loses him Likewise, in the last book she complained about her small chest and refused to let her mother dress her up now she has a maid who talks her into a push up bra Note this is where my suspension of disbelief broke completely, beca Much the same as the first, especially in terms of Kris s unstable character last book she couldn t do anything but ignore a potentially flirty line from Tom, but in this book she s decided she loves him but since she lacks the guts to approach him, she loses him Likewise, in the last book she complained about her small chest and refused to let her mother dress her up now she has a maid who talks her into a push up bra Note this is where my suspension of disbelief broke completely, because if we have reached the 23rd century without developing something better than bras, I will eat my hat Seriously there are wearable organic computers with completely sapient AIs, and yet no one has come up with something better than a couple of wires in an elastic band As with the first book, the mission parts are interesting less interesting is the part where Kris has to dress as a prostitute to accomplish them To her credit, while interacting with various lower class residents of the city during the mission, Kris does start to realise there s a world beyond her Little Rich Girl upbringing, and even to consider how her family may have contributed to it on the world she comes from On the other hand, putting your insecure character into prostitute s clothing to highlight her issues and get her over her hangups about her body is about as funny , thoughtful , and well done as _Miss Congeniality_ putting a ridiculously graceless cop into a beauty pageant, and the overall effect was the same I found the whole thing off putting, and have not bought anynovels in this series

  6. Jean says:

    This is book two in the Kris Longknife series The story flowssmoothly in this second installment Shepherd appears skilled in writing conversations between intelligent witty people Kris sets out to rescue her friend Tom Kris has some determined enemies who d like to kill her and tried to get to her via her friend Tom She is the Prime Minister s daughter, billionaire in her own right, member of an extremely wealthy and powerful multigenerational family, and a Navy lieutenant 2nd Class, This is book two in the Kris Longknife series The story flowssmoothly in this second installment Shepherd appears skilled in writing conversations between intelligent witty people Kris sets out to rescue her friend Tom Kris has some determined enemies who d like to kill her and tried to get to her via her friend Tom She is the Prime Minister s daughter, billionaire in her own right, member of an extremely wealthy and powerful multigenerational family, and a Navy lieutenant 2nd Class, and now a Princess in a new star nation empire The story is interesting and fun read There wasaction in the second half of the story The suspense keeps one on the edge of their seats The story is well written and intriguing because the Kris in installment two is a bit different from the one in Mutineer This is a somewhat typical space opera that is all about characters along with some action, suspense and just a good read I read this as an audio book downloaded from Audible Dina Pearlman narrated the book

  7. Michael says:

    This is the second book in the Kris Longknife series and like the first it s a great read Action packed Military Space Opera Science Fiction In this one Kris finds herself on the beach a military term for officers who are on limited no duty at half pay Her friend Tommy leaves her a message from another planet saying that he is in trouble She goes to his rescue along with her security man and her personal servant who is muchthan she seems She knows that it is a trap by her family s This is the second book in the Kris Longknife series and like the first it s a great read Action packed Military Space Opera Science Fiction In this one Kris finds herself on the beach a military term for officers who are on limited no duty at half pay Her friend Tommy leaves her a message from another planet saying that he is in trouble She goes to his rescue along with her security man and her personal servant who is muchthan she seems She knows that it is a trap by her family s enemies to trap her, but she walks into the trap for her friend The trap seems to work for a while but Kris and her team quickly upset her enemies plans With the help of the people on the planet who are tired of the way things are being run she turns the tables on her foes and they find a caged Kris Longknife isthan they bargained for A must read for Kris Longknife Mike Shepard fans as well as fans of Military Space Opera Science Fiction

  8. Scott Holstad says:

    I have to admit that I didn t give this book much of a chance and quite reading quite early Normally I give a book 75 100 pages to prove itself to me, but in this one, Kris, an actual princess who s also a navy lieutenant, is such a trite character that I couldn t believe I spent good money on this book Early one, she has to go to a ball and her new maid from Earth has to bathe and dress her and then she spends a good bit of time determining whether to go in a princess type gown or in military I have to admit that I didn t give this book much of a chance and quite reading quite early Normally I give a book 75 100 pages to prove itself to me, but in this one, Kris, an actual princess who s also a navy lieutenant, is such a trite character that I couldn t believe I spent good money on this book Early one, she has to go to a ball and her new maid from Earth has to bathe and dress her and then she spends a good bit of time determining whether to go in a princess type gown or in military dress, which pales in comparison and I couldn t believe I was reading this crap Where the was military sci fi it advertises itself to be Where s the book that so many other reviewers like I must have been toward the end, because even supporters of this book write that the middle s boring What a waste I ll not read this author again

  9. ThomyZ says:

    Meh The story was okay and I actually liked the character interactions, but I wanted to read military science fiction what I got with this book was James Bond IN SPACE with some Mission Impossible mixed in The plot just jumps from scene to scene with the protagonist outperforming all her adversaries with little effort, I never really felt the stakes The main antagonist and his motivations are so cartoonish it almost made me laugh.Another problem for me is that the author really doesn t Meh The story was okay and I actually liked the character interactions, but I wanted to read military science fiction what I got with this book was James Bond IN SPACE with some Mission Impossible mixed in The plot just jumps from scene to scene with the protagonist outperforming all her adversaries with little effort, I never really felt the stakes The main antagonist and his motivations are so cartoonish it almost made me laugh.Another problem for me is that the author really doesn t create a believable future, most planetside scenes could just as well take place in present day The best part of the book is once again the space stuff, where Shepherd creates an interesting vision of space combat I hope he sticks to thatin the next one instead of writing a Hollywood action movie

  10. Per Gunnar says:

    I was greatly disapointed with this book I started to read this book series expecting military science fiction Most of this book was political bullshit Kris was stranded on a bloody planet all through the book for Christ sake Sure, the Kris maid and all here gadgets, a bit 007 style, was quite fun and the book wasn t poorly written which is why I didn t give a 1 star but it was just not at all what I was hoping for.I would expect, or at least hope for,focus on the military aspect and l I was greatly disapointed with this book I started to read this book series expecting military science fiction Most of this book was political bullshit Kris was stranded on a bloody planet all through the book for Christ sake Sure, the Kris maid and all here gadgets, a bit 007 style, was quite fun and the book wasn t poorly written which is why I didn t give a 1 star but it was just not at all what I was hoping for.I would expect, or at least hope for,focus on the military aspect and less on booring political intrique