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Mass Market Paperback Lieutenant Colonel (Dirigent Mercenary Corps) Book

ISBN: 0441007228

ISBN13: 9780441007226

Lieutenant Colonel (Dirigent Mercenary Corps)

(Book #5 in the Dirigent Mercenary Corps Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Lon Nolan, the newly appointed Lieutenant Colonel, prepares to lead the Corps into a savage war on a frontier mining planet. But once he plunges into the heart of combat, can he bring his men out...

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Another Hit for the Saga of the DMC by Shelley.

Lieutenant Colonel is another hit story in Rick Shelleys' sage of Lon Nolan in the DMC. Personally I love the way Shelley has blended Lon's thoughts, fears and feelings in Lt. Col. Esp. in this novel than out of all the rest of the sersis, you can see the changes brought about by the many years of battle and war. Shelley has masterfully composed another moving and exciting novel in the DMC world. I feel Shelley has put more than just technical knowledge and combat tactic's into this novel but more into the hearts and minds of the charaters aswell. I salute you Shelley and I can't wait to get my hands on the upcoming novel of Colonel. Trust me, if you like Science Fiction and a action packed, action adventure, with a full twist of charater thought and emotion in a futuristic setting. Pick up Lieutenant Colonel and sit down for and hour or two. I'm sure you won't regret it.

Field Grade blues

As a Lt Col myself I can appreciate the hero's dilemmas. If you screw up, others are going to eat it big. I've enjoyed the series, and am wondering how soon he'll pin on 0-6. The hero does spend a lot of time agonizing over his thought processes. He should be more confident of his abilities, otherwise he shouldn't wear the rank. The one book, one rank option will limit itself. I'm sure there were other missions he could have done as, say, a Captain. You generally do not get promoted after a small campaign. Overall good series, the author does have a good understanding of the military community.

Only one more left?

Yet another in the on again off again installment following our protagonist into ever higher commands. One of the interesting aspects of this series is that Shelly doesn't try and give us a campaign-by-campaign account or the hero's (Lee Nolan) career. it almost has the feel of a "best of" series which is refreshing and different. Shelly has also started to (thankfully) move away from the always predictable, and always boring formula present in many sci-fi military books. That of having a climactic battle at the end where the hero and his friends are almost killed, only to have some outside deus-ex-machina force come to save the day. My only knock is that the ending feels rushed. Like there was a publishing deadline and all the action and story lines had to be wrapped up in five pages. It's one thing to have an "ends with a whimper" finish, quite another to make it rushed. Overall a good afternoon's read, better than most of the sci-fi movies out there :-)

Only one more left?

Yet another in the on again off again installment following our protagonist into ever higher commands. One of the interesting aspects of this series is that Shelly doesn't try and give us a campaign-by-campaign account or the hero's (Lon Nolan) career. it almost has the feel of a "best of" series which is refreshing and different. Shelly has also started to (thankfully) move away from the always predictable, and always boring formula present in many sci-fi military books. That of having a climactic battle at the end where the hero and his friends are almost killed, only to have some outside deus-ex-machina force come to save the day. My only knock is that the ending feels rushed. Like there was a publishing deadline and all the action and story lines had to be wrapped up in five pages. It's one thing to have an "ends with a whimper" finish, quite another to make it rushed. Overall a good afternoon's read, better than most of the sci-fi movies out there :-)

As Good As The Best

This book blends in to rhe rest of the storyline quite well. Shelley hasn't lost a thing in this writing, he perhaps has gotten my attention faster and with a continuity that makes me ready for his next offering. I just wish so many of his books were more available.
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