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Sergeant Kendra Pacelli is innocent, but that doesn't matter to the repressive government pursuing her. Mistakes might be made, but they are never acknowledged, especially when billions of embezzled dollars earned from illegal weapons sales are at stake. But where does one run when all Earth and most settled planets are under the aegis of one government? Answer: The Freehold of Grainne. There, one may seek asylum and build a new life in a society that doesn't track its residents every move, which is just what Pacelli has done. But now things are about to go royally to hell. Because Earth's government has found out where she is, and they want her back. Or dead.

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About Michael Z. Williamson:
“A fast-paced, compulsive read…will appeal to fans of John Ringo, David Drake, Lois McMaster Bujold, and David Weber.” – Kliatt

“Williamson's military expertise is impressive.” –SF Reviews

Michael Z. Williamson is retired from the US military, having served twenty-five years in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. He was deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Desert Fox. Williamson is a state-ranked competitive shooter in combat rifle and combat pistol. He has consulted on military matters, weapons and disaster preparedness for Discovery Channel and Outdoor Channel productions and is Editor-at-Large for Survivalblog, with 300,000 weekly readers. In addition, Williamson tests and reviews firearms and gear for manufacturers. Williamson’s books set in his Freehold Universe include Freehold, Better to Beg Forgiveness, and When Diplomacy Fails. He is also the author of The Hero–written in collaboration with New York Times best-selling author John Ringo. Williamson was born in England, raised in Liverpool and Toronto, Canada, and now resides in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
February 9
Baen Books
Baen Publishing Enterprises

Customer Reviews

Fudder63 ,

Heinlein, you have a successor!

Truly imaginative and inventive - a furious page-turner. The sheer depth of involvement is staggering, as well as the details of every aspect of a new and better civilization. I can’t wait to read more of this quality of writing.
Glen Riffe

SFmiddleweight ,


WOW..... a can't put down, or can't wait to get back to, book.

MikeNPat ,

Amateurish Ayn Rand Fantasy

Simplistic tale set in the future that pits a dystopian 1984/A Clockwork Orange Earth against the noble inhabitants of an Ayn Rand novel planet. This book literally justifies the murder of six billion people as a necessary evil. It's the sort of book that some Texas Tea Party UN black helicopter conspiracy theory nut job would read as a primer for the future. As ridiculous and torturous as it was, I managed to read the entire book. I did this so you wouldn't have to torture your selfs.

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