Luna Marine (The Heritage Trilogy, Book 2)

By Ian Douglas

The revelations on Mars -- a half-million year-old legacy of the vanished star-traveling developers -- have fed the flames of catastrophic warfare. A beleaguered usa and its Russian and jap allies fight to carry their very own opposed to the indomitable forces of the enemy United countries. The bloody clash that has swept over the house planet now rages around the blackness of area -- with the U.S. Marine Corps within the leading edge, major the cost as always.

But Mars isn't the sole repository of alien wonders. The Earth's moon hides unsettling mysteries of its own-and harmful secrets and techniques pointing towards an unstoppable probability advancing from someplace past the sunlight process. And as scientists on each side ract to make use of know-how they've got simply slightly started to appreciate, the UN makes the hole movement in a gambit which may finish the hostilities speedy and decisively via bringing concerning the loss of life of millions...without the help of alien-inspired weaponry.

A undesirable state of affairs worsens via the nanosecond. And that suggests it is time to name within the Marines -- to make a lifestyles or demise stand at the grey seashores of Luna.

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Right! and what's the utmost variety in tough vacuum? ” “Sir! In vacuum, the utmost variety of the Sunbeam M228 Squad Laser Weapon is theoretically limitless, sir! ” “Theoretically? You gonna belief your lifestyles, or the lifetime of your blood brother within the gap with you, to conception? ” That gave the impression of certainly one of Knox’s common rhetorical questions, so Jack remained silent. It grew to become out to be the proper reaction. “The very important factor to recollect concerning the slaw,” Knox went on, “is that should you can see your aim, you could hit it. “And the key to recollect approximately power, is that strength is strength, even if it comes from a lump of plastic explosives, or the muzzle of M228 Squad Laser Weapon, or your fist. All any weapon is is a method of supplying strength on track. And supplying a hell of loads of strength on-target, correctly and lethally, is what being a Marine is all approximately. With an M228 ten-megawatt Squad Laser Weapon. With an ATAR regular own weapon. With an entrenching instrument. With a rock. along with your fist. together with your the teeth. you're the weapon! You, the lads of the us Marine Corps! Do you learn me? ” “Sir! definite, sir! ” the recruits chorused. “A US Marine is much extra lethal than a ten-megawatt M-228 Squad Laser Weapon! and that's simply because a ten-megawatt M-228 Squad Laser Weapon can't imagine. It can't plan. And such a lot of all, it doesn't own the braveness, fortitude, adaptability, dedication, or sheer, suggest grit of a US Marine! Do you learn me? ” “Sir, convinced, sir! ” “I can’t listen you! ” “SIR, certain, SIR! ” “What does a US Marine do? ” “Kill! Kill! Marine Corps! ” Jack shouted with the others, yelling earlier the tough rasp in his throat, overriding the chilliness, the pain, the bone-tired discomfort, the chattering of his enamel. nonetheless, it used to be very unlikely to not glance down at these , drilled-through dummies and never think himself mendacity there. My God, he concept, and never for the 1st time given that he’d come aboard at Parris Island. What have I gotten myself into? attack trip 06, military area strength attack team forthcoming Lunar South Pole 2035 hours GMT The K-440 area delivery shipment pod was once the dimensions and approximately the form of a boxcar, a no-frills pressurized module in a position to transporting as much as fifteen plenty with a Zeus II HLV to supply the preliminary kick. With Aerospace strength ameliorations bearing in mind air and temperature regulate, it might hold fifty males to orbit, or thirty so far as the Moon. Colonel Thomas R. Whitworth floated within the two-man cockpit among the commander’s and pilot’s seats, peering throughout the slender slit home windows on the rugged terrain forward. sun, mirrored from silver-white mountains, flooded the cockpit and warmed his face; he most popular spending the commute time aft along with his men—a strong chief by no means separated himself from his males or their discomfort—but he’d requested significant Jones, the Aerospace strength undertaking commander, to name him ahead for the ultimate technique. it usually helped so as to really see the terrain you have been imagined to attack, utilizing your God-given Mark I eyeballs rather than staring at a working laptop or computer simulation.

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