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Publisher's Summary

Four complete books of explosive, military sci-fi action complete the entire first arc of the best-selling Drop Trooper series.

Go to war or go to jail. For small-time street hustler Cam Alvarez, the choice is simple....

He has no family, no friends, no place in the world...nothing to lose. When his latest con results in the death of a cartel hit man, Cam opts to join the Marines and leave Earth to fight a vicious alien enemy. 

Drafted into the Marine Drop-Troopers, Cam discovers there’s one thing he’s even better at than running street-con games, and that’s killing the enemy. Wrapped in an armored battlesuit, Cam finds purpose amid the horror and destruction of the war, and the opportunity for a new sort of friends and family...if he can break the habits of a life spent alone, trusting no one. 

And if he can survive....

Buy this special edition omnibus to experience a thrilling and unpredictable military sci-fi adventure! It's perfect for fans of JN Chaney, Jay Allan, and Joshua Dalzelle.

Books included in the set:

  • Book 1: Contact Front
  • Book 2: Kinetic Strike
  • Book 3: Danger Close
  • Book 4: Direct Fire
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Of you’re a fan of Galaxy’s Edge, Buy This.

In all honesty I wasn’t expecting what Rick Partlow delivered in these 4 books. I was hooked by the 3rd chapter and by the end I was checking how much time was left and wishing I just had a little more time of this story. Yes there are 2 more books after this, both of which I already purchased.
I’m a veteran and even in Mil Science Fiction there are a few ways to get it right and a whole lotta ways to get it wrong. Rick got it right. Every single time. I can’t say enough good things about his writing taken, his skill, his mastery of his tradecraft within this genre. I will just say that the enjoyment I experienced listening to to these 4 books equaled anything I experienced reading Galaxy’s Edge and I have an affinity for those books because 2 is the authors are former Army Rangers. RLTW.
If you are a Military Sci-Fy fan, I cannot imagine you not thoroughly and completely enjoying Rick Partlow’s work. Mentally observing Cam’s evolution from a civilian to a Private and other rank was real. His struggles with losing soldiers, I mean Marines was authentic. The Marines he served with remind me of soldiers I’ve led. It really is that good. Worth every bit of 10 credits, one credit was the best thing since free ice cream on International Ice Cream Day.
Thank you Rick.
As always forgive my misspellings, I blame my two rebellious thumbs.

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outstanding

outstanding audiobook. too bad they probably won't make them all into audiobooks. but I'm hoping

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Book One, Quite Good. The Rest, Not Good.

Book one is actually quite good. The premise is interesting and there’s some character development and a coherent plot. The action is done well too. However, books 2-4 are awful. The writing is as pedestrian as it gets, the main protagonist gets dumber and less streetwise, the story becomes more and more repetitive, and the writing and grammar borders on atrocious.
In someone’s review they state that this series is “as good as Galaxy’s Edge”. Sorry, fellow reviewer, but you’re plain wrong. I’m fact, that’s an epic insult to Jason Anspach and Nick Cole.

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The narrator put me to sleep

The story seemed to be ok and the writer seemed to know what they were talking about when it came to military life but I just couldn’t get past the narration. It literally sounded like everyone was surfing pot head. At times it seemed like hours just to get a paragraph out. Good luck

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good read, fun story,

this was a fun story, and gave you characters to love and hate, the small Easter eggs are easily missed but should brighten the story for fans of military sci-fi.

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Loved the character development

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Listen. Enjoyed the whole plot and development. Just showed the humanity of war. Where some civilizations do not value life so realistic.

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Great series

Good writing style, great character development. This narrator has done several other series that I've enjoyed. Many thanks for packaging books 1 thru 4 this way. Binge listened to all 4 and buying book 5.
Hope the author doesn't lose inertia.

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marines in space

it's not too bad. main character is likable. it honestly sounds like this story is therapy for the authors own PTSD. lots of insight to issues of combat.
lots of combat.
also it sounds like these maybe a lot of marine Legends put into a new setting. I listened to the whole thing. I likely won't listen again but I don't regret listening.

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great series

narrator was great. loved the series! great story. love sci-fi don't like military as much but this was good!

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Great military Scifi. loved it!

Characters were solid, and I found Cam, relatable. the imagery of future war was excellent.

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  • J Smith
  • 12-05-21

“The only easy day was yesterday. The only good time was last time”

A great military sci-fi book. Tons of action, all really well done and hard fought. Great stories, made even better by them all being in 1 book (only 1 credit!) and they all link really well together.
Great narration too with good pacing and character voices.
Would definitely listen to anything by author or narrator again!
This is my honest opinion on a free review copy.

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  • Simon GL
  • 12-04-21

Sleepless nights due to this book

Hooked from the offset! Non-stop action from the outset. Well worth a credit to have all 4 books in a single hit. Bit of a blessing really as I couldn’t stop listening once I had started. This has a good story arc and the author isn’t afraid to break tradition with some of the characters to keep the story fresh. Stop reading and buy it already!

As a disclaimer and to be honest and open. I was given a free credit for this specific book. I already had the first book in my library which I really enjoyed, but for the extra 3 books I said yes. Needless to say I wasn’t disappointed. This review is unbiased.

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  • Jennifer Deeley
  • 12-21-21

Fantastic

All four books are well written and great story's, the performance was brilliant and for 1 credit its a bargain.

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  • James Scott
  • 12-16-21

in the military some things stay the same

it's amazing how after losing an entire ship they could still find folding chairs.
this book proves that no matter how hard a war is that bureaucracy will always win.