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Publisher's Summary

A new addition to the Kildar military adventure series created by John Ringo. Sequel to Ghost, Kildar, Choosers of the Slain and Unto the Breach.

After saving America from Middle Eastern terrorists, even Mike Harmon and the Keldara could use a vacation. Of course, the Kildar's idea of a vacation includes taking down pirates in the Singapore Straits. But when he finds computer chips designed to run nuclear reactors in the pirate booty, Harmon has a new mission thrust upon him - discover how bottom-feeding thieves got their hands on top-secret technology.

The chips are headed for newly democratic Myanmar, a country vital to American interests in the region. Now Harmon finds himself in a desperate race to learn who stole the chips and why.

From glittering Hong Kong to the slums of Thailand to the swamps of Myanmar, Harmon and his Keldara team follow a trail of death and deceit across the glittering underbelly of Southeast Asia. And as the path winds through dark jungle and slave labor camps to the heart of newborn democracy, Harmon must devise a way to prevent the nasty overthrow of a nation's capital by totalitarian tyrants. But if there's one thing Mike and the Keldara specialize in, it's doing what it takes to give freedom a chance.

©2013 John Ringo and Bill Fawcett & Associates (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Jason
  • 2016-02-09

Not remotely part of the series

As others have said, this book was written by Ryan Sear just using John Ringo's characters.

Apart from being a horrible writer, Mr. Sear doesn't seem to "get" the series. The Keldara characters are all flat and interchangeable, where they actually had interesting personalities in the books John RIngo actually wrote.

In the first 5 books, the "bad guys" were terrorist groups. In this one, the "bad guys" are Asian organized crime. How interesting do you think an action book about US special forces vs mafia hitmen would be? This one is worse. A team of elite soldiers takes on an organized crime family's headquarters..now there's a one-sided fight that's not worth the listen.

In between the short and boring action sequences, the author tries to convince us he's actually read the first 5 books. He does this in the from of Grandpa Simpson style style stories interjected at random places that sound like senile ramblings.

The story itself meanders in a similar way, there's no flow to it and no real story. Just a bunch of random stuff happens for no real reason, some of it is loosely related, the Kildar is there for some of it, and the characters do weird things totally out of character.

Even Jeremy Arthur who did a fantastic job narrating the first 5 books sounds like he's having a hard time not falling asleep as he's reading this crap. I can sympathize with him, he really earned his paycheck this time around.

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  • Raymond
  • 2014-04-03

Not as good as the first 5 books

Performance of the story is terrific, however ,the basis of the story line does not seem plausible to me. Going all the way to Asia to train commandos in underwater activity and counteracting piracy? The book has a lot of errors (typo's?)..like a several hundred foot yacht that can only handle 20 people?
The story characters are as good as usual, and the narrator is excellent. I hope the next book holds together as good as the first 5 did.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2022-04-30

super good listen

John ringo has turned the series into a masterpiece
I wish he write more like book 7 and so on lol
this has so much in it makes you feel like your in the story and have grown with the characters. deff q must pick

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  • Jason Stemple
  • 2022-04-22

End of a great series

Wow. What a great series by a great author and outstanding narrator in Jeremy Author. Not for the faint of heart. A lot of sex though.

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  • Hacnslac
  • 2022-02-19

overall good

it was in line with previous books and had plenty of action but left so much open.
I thought this book would tie up all the loose ends and put a bow on the series. Nope. And it even ended abruptly. Good book, just don't look for an epilogue to any of the female story arcs.

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  • Yuman
  • 2021-08-25

Solid!

Great pace and story, fun adventure awesome characters wtg Mr. Ringo. BTW Adams is a machine, and perfect wingman, would love to party with that guy.

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  • Jeff Lepori
  • 2021-05-03

Very good book

I read some bad reviews about this book but having followed the series I decided to ignore them. Having listened to this book I can honestly say that it was superb... I highly recommend it... A bug thanks to the writers for entertaining me!

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  • Ronald
  • 2021-04-21

Another fantastic Kildar book!

So sad this is the last book in this series, I love these books so much. This is another great story and what a thrill ride.

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  • Nick
  • 2021-03-17

Doesn't have the same magic.

This entry to the series was not nearly as captivating as the others. The pacing is inconsistent and the stakes never rise high enough to create any real tension. I found myself distractedly zoning out during what I'm sure we're supposed to be critical story beats. My main criticism is that the story is mostly "and then" instead of "but, therefore." The romp around the south pacific just wasn't as interesting as the operations in the Balkans and in the Caucasus.

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  • Teresa J Dungan
  • 2021-02-15

More books please

Love the hero. Please tell us more of his story. The kildara are awesome too. I'm sad the series leaves off here. I wanted to see Katrina get her claws into the kildar.