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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate fusion of pilot and machine is back!

Lieutenants Lance Baker and Sofia Jimenez saved Earth in the fateful battle against the aliens who’d been intent on its destruction. But there’s a problem: One of the enemy carriers got away.

Not only that, but it jumped to a star that’s out of reach of Terran jump technology, and it’s probably going for reinforcements. The final battle to save Earth resulted in the destruction of most of Terra’s defensive forces, and Lance and Sofia still have no idea what’s waiting for them among the stars.

Except that whatever’s out there, it doesn’t like them very much. And they’ve got nothing to stop it.

Lance and Sofia will have to reconstitute Uplink Squadron and lead it back to the stars to find out about the aliens that have attacked—who they are and where they’re hiding—and they may have to do it without Irina and Daiyu, who the Russians and Chinese want back. The alien home world must be found in order to prevent a devastating war. It’s time to plug back in and save the world. Again. Before it's too late.

©2022 Variant Publications (P)2022 Variant Publications

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An excellent 2nd book to this series

I often worry about the second book in a series. Sometimes they suffer from a sophomore slump. This book did not. It took off right from the beginning with the training of the new squadron. Then moved onto geopolitical matters, and finally the space battles. As the first book, I found the Synthetic Intelligences to the the most interesting part. They add a level of character depth for all the other characters to play off of. And from a military aspect, it was nice to see Space Marines trying to operate on a foreign planet. In all, the book was witty and interesting with a good bit of scify to bring out the military aspects. 5 stars.

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just not a good book

This author doesn't understand military discipline and baring. Everyone is trying to John Wayne every mission and always going off missions or exceeding there orders. I couldn't finish this it's driving me up a wall.

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A real treat!

This is a SOLID series and if you’ve enjoyed any space sci-fi or other military adventure series, you won’t be disappointed! Great story line, well put together with vary few - if any - portions that might otherwise be thought of as “filler” or just not necessary. And the narration is top-shelf as always. Each character is brought to light in a unique way to instill particular mannerisms that otherwise could be drowned out. This could be an epic series in the making!

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S Kaye

Really like this uplink series! It’s true that some of us humans seem to love conflict. Showing the political side and military side is realistic.
Luke is great! Thanks.

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good sequel

this was such a good sequel, I really liked it. I'll for sure be getting book 2, I honestly think this was it was better than book 1, and I also think this is where this series really blossomed. it was very enjoyable. its for sure a top tier sci-fi series.


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Luke Daniel's does good, really good infact. he's one of my favorite narrators, he performs all his books with upmost quality, and this book is no different. I loved his performance so much, the narration is for sure a 5 star.

The characters i feel have more depth and I feel more of a connection with them in this book, the plot also got better. I do like the world building, it's definitely one of my favorites. I feel like alot of the stuff in book 1 got better in book 2, but I do also think some stuff was bad compared to book 1. like I said, I do like the characters, but some of them get on my nerves, the plot also felt kinda lackluster in some parts, and in other parts it was awesome!. this book wasn't really inconsistent, but it did have its flaws.


With all that said, I really like this series. I recommend this book to anyone who got book 1 (of course), and also if you want more action and awesomeness!. J.N. Chaney did so good with this book it's crazy, Luke Daniel's gave us an astonishing performance, overall it think this book is a 5 star.

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Brilliant Sci-fi adventure follow up

Brilliant Sci-fi adventure which is totally easy to follow the action understand

Great narrator makes the people in the story come alive in each his & her own way

Loving bloopers at end

can't wait for the next book already

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