FINAL BATTLE . . .
GRAND MILITARY SCIENCE-FICTION INSPIRED BY TODAY'S HEADLINES!
THROUGH THE DIMENSIONAL PORTAL TO FIND THE HIDDEN RADICAL EASTERN BASE IN ANOTHER WORLD . . .
FINAL BATTLE is the third novel in Bryan Smith's Colonel Landry space adventure series. It is an intriguing blend of military science-fiction, space opera, spy novel, suspense, romance, political science fiction, and more.
It is the 25th Century. On the far off Earth colonial planet of Sirius V, settled long ago by North Americans and Europeans on a Western continent and by radical religious zealots from Earth's Middle East on an Eastern continent, a final showdown is about to occur.
The Eastern continent has been attacking the West. The First Intergalactic Alliance dispatches Colonel Landry to Sirius V in the starcraft Aurora to locate and destroy a hidden radical base on the planet. After the Aurora's military fighters disable and occupy two Eastern headquarters, there should have been no more attacks on the West. But the attacks continue, apparently from the invisible hidden base which Landry was sent to locate and destroy.
As it turns out, the hidden Eastern base is located in a version of the same planet existing in a parallel universe which can be entered through a man-made "wormhole" in the mountains. A treacherous double agent guide from the West leads Landry and his team through the wormhole where Landry and beautiful blonde Major Veronica Winters are taken captive and ransomed by the sinister Eastern leader Bin Obami--to die a horrible death if the terrorist demands are not met
The novel's futuristic events are drawn from everyday headlines of the growing terrorist threat to the world.
Fans of the Colonel Landry series will be glad to see all the mainstay characters. Landry himself, the rebellious Major Adams, sexy Maya, and petulant Veronica. And, of course, charming telepathic Tiger Jones. The reader will see another side to Jones in this new novel. Suffice it to say that he does not take any stuff off anyone who wants to hurt Veronica.
The author introduces a number of engaging new characters. Colonel Goldstein, the aggressive military commander who fights a war against radical insurgents on Earth colony Sirius V that are much like the Middle East terrorists of Earth today.
Major Abdul Ramen copes with tragic injury and ostracism by other starcraft crew members and, in the end, proves to be among the most worthy of them.
"TORG" the voice-activated robot with a deadly energy ray "zapper" that the reader won't soon forget.
The two evil sultans "Bin Obami" who seek to spread the conquest of radical Islam across multiple dimensions. The treacherous "double agent" Armand.
FINAL BATTLE is a worthy addition to the now three volume Colonel Landry series, as unique as its predecessors DOME OF SLAVERY and the series flagship FERAL PLANET.
As usual, the new FINAL BATTLE is remarkable for its special narrative "voice" and the lean but descriptive prose that has become the author's hallmark.
WARNING: GRAPHIC VIOLENCE, SEXUALITY, AND STRONG LANGUAGE