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 might quickly contain humanity in politics and struggle 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 problems. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a replaced international. Humanity has completed faster-than-light shuttle and is pioneering within sight famous person structures. And now, Riordan is pressured to turn into an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan’s undertaking: trip to a newly settled international and examine even if a primitive neighborhood species used to be sentient—enough in an effort to have outfitted a misplaced civilization.
However, arriving on web site within the Delta Pavonis procedure, Caine discovers that the activity 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. in any case, 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 published to be the lynchpin planet in an coming near near fight for interstellar dominance, a fight into which it really is being irresistibly dragged. gaining knowledge of 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 ok with characters as he's with know-how, and both adept at delivering these characters with difficulties to unravel. imaginitive, 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 powerful extraterrestrial beings in the market, do 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 interesting 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 technology 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, valuable of whatever Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog
About Charles E. Gannon:
"[A] powerful [writer of]. . .military SF. . .[much] motion happening in his paintings, with loads of physics in the back of it. there's a actual feel of the urgency of conflict and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus