The Word Is War by Richard Tongue

The Word Is War

The Word Is War by Richard Tongue (Doomsday War #1)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 300 Kb

The Word Is War :The Terran Confederation is on the brink of civil war. Across the myriad colonies of humanity, rebel forces are rising, clamoring for freedom from the increasingly repressive government of Earth, launching raids on the Confederation Fleet as they prepare for the conflict to come. On the frontier, however, a darker force is emerging, an ancient threat long forgotten, returning to once more threaten eternal, endless tyranny, silent ships massing in the cold depths of space, ready to strike. All that stands between victory and defeat is the Scout Cruiser Xenophon, destined for the scrapyard but recalled to the flag and placed under the command of a renegade officer, Commander Jack Winter, and given a mission that will either save humanity…or seal its fate.

“Great,” Morgan said, shaking his head. He glanced at his watch, smiled, and added, “Nineteen hundred. I guess it’s just about time for the emergency lighting to come back up. Always the same damn time every day.”

“Security’s been over the lighting systems five times,” Winter replied. “There’s nothing there that they can find. Probably a single dud switch somewhere in the bowels of the system.”

“Lieutenant Ramsey couldn’t find his butt with both hands and a guide dog,” Morgan grumbled. “Just another Academy brat.”

“Hey, I was one a couple of decades back, remember?”

“All too well, but you at least grew out of it.” He looked around the elevator, then said, “Style over substance. Just like I always said. Too much effort making this ship look pretty, not enough making her work.”

“They’ll work out the bugs, sooner or later. They always do. A couple of heads will roll back home, and then…”

“And then they’ll forget everything they’ve learned the next time they launch a prototype ship.”

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