First Strike - Richard Turner

First Strike

By Richard Turner

  • Release Date: 2015-04-06
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 329 Ratings

Description

When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger.

The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.

Reviews

  • Pretty terrible

    1
    By CORE NET
    Predicable, campy, mix of a bunch of other stories remastered into this book. Space war? Well no, gritty war drama, well about as realistic as a Saturday cartoon; I guess if you took a bunch of other people's ideas and the plot point points from a half dozen corny sci-fi flicks, added some single dimension good guys and a few never really explained, what's the point of these guys, bad guys, oh and toss in a big six legged bear that eats people, well then you would have this book.
  • Review of First Strike

    3
    By Tbrown2865
    First Strike has a well crafted plot, realistic characters and applaudable character development, and a well-paced timeline. However, the mediocre prose and grammatical errors, including awkward sentence structure and misused and/or miss-spelled words, detracted from the highly creative story line. It is this reviewer's opinion that the author has a great deal of potential, but should step up the prose and polish the grammar to become a first-rate novelist.
  • First Strike

    4
    By VaBeachGentleman
    Good read. Interesting that Marines are still part of the Fleet (Navy) hundreds of years in the future. Has a hero and a romance, but not any really new weapons.
  • First Strrike

    4
    By GilHero
    Good read. Fast moving. Some technical problems and some unbelievable events. Could use some more editing. Overall I enjoyed it and recommend it.
  • First Strike

    4
    By Jaheather
    Very good. Interesting correlations to current events....
  • Very good

    4
    By Cameran Howell
    Aside from some minor grammatical errors I enjoyed the book. I read it from start to finish without stopping as it was that good.
  • The Kind of scifi that I like!!!

    5
    By wylie123
    Great plot, great characters, and good storytelling.
  • Damm good read

    4
    By chef Efraim
    A good war story. Well told and fairly well written.
  • Good characters, good tale, good writing.

    5
    By nosniborjg
    Good characters, good tale, good writing. Except for FTL, tech is credible. Echoes of present day sectarian warfare and Korean war. Worth re-reading.
  • Fun, many grammatical errors

    4
    By Cdriddle
    This book reminds me of Battlestar Galactica. The space adventure part as well as chain of command politics are exciting to me. I like a story that has an elite group of underdogs that, despite all odds, manage to overcome the opposition. This story did just that. The only problem I had was the grammatical errors throughout the book. Once you get past those, it really is a fascinating read.