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Publisher's Summary

Sequel to Ambush - award-winning apocalyptic thriller

Can today's militaries board and control the emptied alien armada that hangs over our heads?

After the massive battle to save today's Earth went horribly wrong, leaving a huge fleet of ghost ships hanging over the planet, humanity is left to fight for itself. Can we use our genetic link to the fleet's fallen commanders to rein in the ships before they start crashing down onto an already battered world? And when dark galactic forces once again amass in our skies, can humanity make a stand?

It’s 2019. Jake and Sandy saved the world...twice!

But that was yesterday.

Independence Day meets The X-Files when Air Force fighter pilots Jake Giard and Sandra Fitzpatrick join a decades-old secret project to integrate today's Earth into a galactic government. But when a galactic civil war spills onto our shores, plunging the planet into an otherworldly post-apocalyptic hell, can Jake and Sandy save humanity from extinction?

Following the apocalyptic events of Ambush, Jake must board and somehow control the advanced alien fleet of huge ships before they start falling into the Atlantic. 

Yesterday, Captain Sandra Fitzpatrick learned she’s pregnant. Then, she helped save the world. Now, she must keep her condition a secret (even from Jake, the father to be). The remnants of humanity need Sandy and her cobbled together band of warriors to somehow master the alien technology. 

If Jake and Sandy prevail, and if Earth’s ravaged militaries can unite, can they adapt now outdated tactics to the limitless battlefield of space?

"Cole tackles the first-contact scenario with bombastic flair. [He] delivers the high-resolution imagery of a Hollywood blockbuster.... A technologically riveting dream for sci-fi action fans." (Kirkus Reviews)

©2016 Dean M. Cole (P)2019 Candtor Press and Blue Heron Audio

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what's not to enjoy

I got this series because R.C. Bray is a great narrator. I was not disappointed. The series is fun, with enough suspense to keep me listening and enough of a story line to keep my interest. Dean M Cole is a great author, and as always R.C. Bray was stellar

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Great sequel! Dean has my vote for another trilogy!

Dean continues to deliver with an action-packed story! Both the story and the narration were top notch. I highly recommend the Sector 64 series!

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  • EEman
  • 2019-12-31

RC Bray's recommendation to me was spot on.

I loved this series as much as I did Expeditionary Force. They have some similarities that that make both series great. Sector 64 offers some really exciting and novel ideas to keep you hooked. I look forward to Dean's other work and hope he can make a future 64 trilogy reality

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  • John Hudson
  • 2019-12-18

excellent listen, really enjoyed the story

Good story and RC Bray does a great job as usual. Would be nice to see more books set in this universe.

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  • Hanne
  • 2020-01-15

Love it!

Absolutely love this series! The only remark I have is that I would have liked more General Firecracker.

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  • Ron Atkinson
  • 2020-03-12

Too much repeat

I enjoyed the first book in the series enough to finish it. It was a fresh story without too much cliche happenings. But the second book, is a different story. I am over two hours into the book and it is all repeat from the first book. Just filler. I read the first book move on.

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  • John K.
  • 2019-12-18

Loved the story

Dean M. Cole has written a good series. Should he continue with the series, I can assure him that he has a loyal follower in me. RC Bray, of course, does his usual and expected good job as narrator. If I had a small complaint, it would be that it needs a little bit more "in their head " conversation so the reader can get a little better feel for the characters in the book and how they are dealing with the situations they are in. Again, a very minor complaint. Thank you Sir for a good story. Please keep up the good work.!

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  • patrick
  • 2020-02-23

felt like a replay of the first book in the series

One nearly un-killable lizard left on a beat up ship, sounds a lot like the final battle of the last book. This series had so many great possibilities but the author took it nowhere. The narration was fantastic of course, r c bray was great as usual. But even that could not save the book, it felt like a chore to finish listening to it.

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  • Gene
  • 2020-02-17

drones on and on, boring, uninteresting, returned.

drones on and on, boring, uninteresting, returned. This is much more uninteresting that book I.

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  • Greg Holtman
  • 2020-01-31

Never a dull moment!

I had a lot of fun listening to this story. There was never a dull moment. The pace of the story always keep me wanting more. It was difficult turning it off. I hope Mr. Cole continues with another story or two with Sandy & Jake.

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  • Nightwolf
  • 2020-01-29

I want more

Great series. Unexpected ending but overall great story. Hope the writer makes more with these characters.

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  • JermUK
  • 2020-01-28

Listened back to back with Book I, Ambush

Like I said in my previous review of Ambush (Book 1), it's narrated by R.C. Bray, so there is already reason to listen to it. Continues the story line to a reasonably satisfying (if not predictable, tho no spoilers as it depends on your perspective of what is predictable ) ending.

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