Best Served Cold
Revenge. Getting even. Fighting back.
Whatever it’s called, it’s supposed to warrant two graves or at least, that’s how one old saying went usually, in the case of mere mortal Human beings. In the case of the Human race as a whole, having just survived the Big Nuke twenty years before, it was less about that now and more about survival.
Just as Earth began to reap the rewards of interplanetary colonization, the Ruminarii arrived, presenting Earth with an alien foe that didn’t communicate, didn’t negotiate and seemed absolutely intent on taking the entire solar system for itself. The only option the war-weary people of Earth, Mars and Luna had, was to beat their plough-shares back into swords and fight back.
For four long years a fragile stalemate persisted, with each side waiting for the other to make the one fatal mistake that would tip the balance. Sooner or later, the war would end, one way – or the other.
For Alex Nikolls, a combat pilot fighting in the blackness of space on an almost daily basis, it couldn’t come soon enough.
To Francis Talon, Commander In Chief of a strike force intended to bring the aliens to their knees, victory represented the culmination of a journey of self-glorification and ambition leading all the way back to the L.A. mafia and the killing of Marian Mureau’s parents.
For Marian Mureau, it meant more than just the end of the war – it signified the end of a life-long quest for revenge!
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