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A missing scientist and deep pockets pull Colonel Carl Butler out of retirement, investigating another mystery that puts him and his team - and the future of relations with alien species - in danger in Colonyside, the exciting follow-up to Planetside and Spaceside.

A military hero is coming out of disgrace - straight into the line of fire...Carl Butler was once a decorated colonel. Now he’s a disgraced recluse, hoping to live out the rest of his life on a backwater planet where no one cares about his “crimes” and everyone leaves him alone.

It’s never that easy.

A CEO’s daughter has gone missing and he thinks Butler is the only one who can find her. The government is only too happy to appease him. Butler isn’t so sure, but he knows the pain of losing a daughter, so he reluctantly signs on. Soon he’s on a military ship heading for a newly formed colony where the dangerous jungle lurks just outside the domes where settlers live.

Paired with Mac, Ganos, and a government-assigned aide named Fader, Butler dives head-first into what should be an open and shut case. Then someone tries to blow him up. Faced with an incompetent local governor, a hamstrung military, and corporations playing fast and loose with the laws, Butler finds himself in familiar territory. He’s got nobody to trust but himself, but that’s where he works best. He’ll fight to get to the bottom of the mystery, but this time, he might not live to solve it.

©2020 Michael Mammay (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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always enjoy..

The characters and the story. RC Bray is one of the best narrators in the business.

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A separate story but still its bloody good

Without giving it away this story is set after the end of the 2nd novel. Its a new story but its still filled with intrigue deceit , moments of oh shit i didn't see that coming and how is he going to resolve this one. You get sucked into this book and I listened to this at work and it certainly made the day more interesting. Cant wait to listen to the next one my good sir!

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Somehow even better!

Somehow this book was even better than the previous two. RC Bray is an amazing narrator and Mammay has incredibly intricate stories!

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More!

please let there be more soon! as the last 2, this was a great book. great militaty sci-fi mystery.

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  • Eileen
  • 2021-01-18

I want more!

If you’ve gotten as far as this book you’re probably only skimming the reviews because you’re going to get it anyway! This one won’t disappoint! Really it’s the same as the last two, very light sci fi, fun and funny! R.C. Bray is the MAN! He can make mediocre books sound great but fortunately he didn’t have to on this one! Hoping for a book 4! Spend the credit!

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  • Jackson Theofore Lara
  • 2021-01-02

Fantastic!

Michael Mammay, as usual, weaved a tight military mystery. Not until the end did I understand how all the pieces fit together. I was as confused as the MC, Carl. Each character was well thought out and fleshed out. Carl's team on this mission was especially interesting. All their dynamics felt genuine and realistic. And, well, you can't go wrong with R.C. Bray as narrator.

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  • O. Tucker
  • 2021-01-01

Fantastic!

Excellent military sci-fi. You don't need to start with Planetside (first in series) but you won't regret spending more time with Col. Butler. So worth the credit, great story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-01-17

great story

I really enjoy the series and I wonder if there this will continue, and where it will go from here.

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  • Douglas Bischoff
  • 2021-01-15

Great continuation of a great series

As always, R. C. Bray bring this one to like beautifully. An excellent continuation of the series, and one with twists and turns that I really enjoyed.

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  • Ramo406
  • 2021-01-14

Enjoyed very much

This one had more details to follow which I enjoy in a crime/mystery/action with some humor. Good job MM and excellent job Bray.

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  • Bob H.
  • 2021-01-11

Third in a great series

This is the third book in a great series. There's both action and mystery. The whole series is a fun read. Looking forward the the next book.

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  • James ODonnell
  • 2021-01-10

Excellent

I’ve listened to all three in the series and Mammay continues to write excellent sci-fi. The mystery elements set this apart from most sci-fi books, while still holding all the sci-fi mainstays you’d expect. If this is the end of Colonel Butler’s adventures, I can’t wait to see what comes from Mammay next.

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  • John P.
  • 2021-01-06

Drinks W/ Mammay, Butler & Mack after this!

Mammay, for some of your 1st published work I got to say that you're a good writer Brother 💪!

Stay strong, stay focused...This one doesn't fall completely into the genre, but your character development & personality nuance man I can't wait to see what flows from your pen next!

Although I love this series, definitely not what I'd call hardcore Scfi...Each book is more of a mystery thriller...

I'm very happy that I stumbled upon this Author & I'm waiting for what's next!

RC Bray 🤘🙌👍

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  • SteveoFire42
  • 2021-01-05

Great

another great investigation with the Col. I just love these books and Rc Bray really brings this series to life.

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