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After the recent near-destruction of the USS Hamilton, Captain Galvin Quintos has been lying low, getting the USS Jefferson ready for service.

In the midst of refurbishing the vessel, he gets a call for help from his former XO, new starship captain Gail Pristy. The Varapin have lured the Ninth Fleet into a devious trap, and it’s not long before Quintos has his orders to hurry to the rescue. But the Varapin have a colossal new warship - one that puts anything the US Space-Navy has to shame. Even after Quintos assembles a crew, he’ll still need to pull a few rabbits, along with a few Symbio Poths, out of a hat to have any chance of surviving the coming battle. And Quintos’ one last hope - reuniting with a past enemy - may prove as dangerous as fighting the Varapin themselves.

©2021 Mark Wayne McGinnis (P)2021 Podium Audio

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It gets better and better

i love this military series and it seem as if some changing are coming. Love the narrater and the character development. its worth the credit

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This is the last book in this series I will get

I thoroughly enjoyed the USS Hamilton series, including this book 4. However, I just learned that book 5 ends in the middle of a battle – a cliff-hanger in the true sense of the word. I’m out. Frankly, I believe ending a book on a cliff-hanger is lazy writing. Rather than getting the listener to buy the next book in the series, (book 6), because the writing is so good, the author forces the listener to buy book 6 so he/she can see how book 5 ends. There's nothing in the advertising for book 5 that it’s only half a book – that the story ends in the middle, and I’ll have to buy another book to find out how book 5 ends. I only learned that fact from the reviews. Lazy writing - write a book, and then cut it in half and release it as two books, without warning the reader.

So, this book - #4 in the series - was very good and did not end in a cliff-hanger. But I'm not moving on to book 5 etc. because I will not support a lazy writer who tricks his listener into having to buy more books.

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Best of the four books

Despite a little of a slow start the series has improved with each book. This one is the best by far. Fun characters and not the typical predictable battle scenes. Looking forward to the next book. Great narration as well.

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Book Review of USS Jefferson!

This is book 4 of the USS Hamilton series and it grabbed my attention from the first word till the end! It was full of action, love and mystery! Would liked to have more of the gaming deck in the story. What happened with the simbiopods at the more than made up for the lack of it in the story! Great narration of the story by James Patrick Cronin! The author Mark Wayne McGinnis wrote a fantastic story. Love reading or listening to the series!

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action packed

keeps you going. always looking forward towards the banter between the crew. cant wait to see what comes next

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Another great reading

This book includes fun, new angles and has another good lead in to the next book. Keeps the lackluster non flashy endings of the previous books. The enemy dropped like flies and we could have used a bit more losses for the good guys.

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Another great story

Can't get enough of the action. LOVED the narrator. I stumbled across this series because it was narrated by my favorite narrator James Patrick Cronin.

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Better than the book.

Why do I say that? the author is too GD WORDY While I very much enjoyed the story line of this and the other books in the series I just don't have the time to give to IT. With the audio book I can listen to the story while driving or doing other things.

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The d and d holodeck is alright. Little early to decide on the whole book I'm maybe a few hours in but I gotta say I'm now disgusted by viv. Her character development just makes you despise her if you care anything about the main character or just personal relationships at all.

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This book is for you!

When you think it's more of the same think again it will kick you in the old brain pan. I think it is one of the best yet.

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  • 08-19-21

love this series

I have been listening to this series for the last few weeks , and j must say I love them . the way it's narrated, the flow if the story, is very good . I even per booked the latest one very disappointed when I reached the end, as I so much want it to continue, so while I an so looking forward the the next one I think I will go bavk over them again ,

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  • 01-13-22

wow

great read love it. would recommend this book to any sifi nut next please

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  • 10-22-21

uss jefferson

very good read/ cant wait for next book/ well fleshed out story/ when is next book due.

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  • Peter J.
  • 07-29-21

I still don't really understand this series except

Except I really, really enjoyed this book and the series so far.
Yet, again where the author finds all the hats to pull the proverbial rabbit from I'am not sure.
Its a quirky series that no-one should enjoy, but after book (4) Iam just hoping book (5) doesn't take too long to appear.
A special note of thank you, must go to narrator James Patrick Cronin.
His depiction of Hardy is worth the cost of the book itself.