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By David Sherman, Dan Cragg
With its down and soiled depiction of struggle written through males who recognize what it’s prefer to be lower than hearth, the Starfist saga is a runaway good fortune throughout the United States. Now, within the explosive new Starfist experience, full of fierce motion and probability, Marines at struggle in destiny area locate themselves pitted opposed to a faceless, insatiable foe bent on destroying them. And that’s only for starters.
How undesirable is the approaching undertaking dealing with the battle-hardened Marines of thirty fourth Fleet preliminary Strike crew (FIST), the military’s unofficial alien first-contact strength? undesirable adequate to make the brass take the unparalleled step of issuing thirty fourth FIST replacements for strive against losses prior to the Marines even depart their domestic base.
In reaction to a sequence of unexplained deaths on a lonely outpost at the frontiers of human area, thirty fourth FIST has been dispatched to investigate–and eradicate– the matter. past that, the knowledge on hand to Gunnery Sergeant Charlie Bass and his males is meager even by means of Marine criteria. nobody understands what awaits them, for the newly colonized global continues to be mostly unexplored. that suggests thirty fourth FIST can count on creatures they've got by no means obvious, or perhaps heard of, less knowledgeable for. it may be Skink acid shooters, should be whatever, for the barren station has numerous secrets–all of them deadly.
But the very last thing those Marines anticipate finding is themselves in the midst of an invasion and a mysterious war–with none except thirty fourth FIST as Enemy number 1. no matter what occurs, they’ll take care of it, simply because they’re Marines, decided to be prepared . . . and to provide worse than they get.
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