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The Hot Gate
This book follows on from Live Free or Die and Citadel. This time we focus solely on Dana as she is transferred to a new unit. The story is interesting, although perhaps it focusses on the dysfunction of the Latin American countries a little more than is really necessary. More interestingly, the book ends the series (as best as I can tell) in an unusual manner for a book like this, with the humans not winning a simple out right victory — moral or otherwise. Overall, a fun light read.
The Hot Gate
April 24, 2012
New York Times best seller in hardcover. Armed forces veteran and seven-time New York Times best-selling author John Ringo delivers the third entry in his blockbuster Troy Rising SF series. Humanity fights back against a devastating Trojan-horse-like alien invasion of Earth and takes the fight to the stars by creating a vast battlestation as large as a planet. The third entry in the best-selling Troy Rising saga and follow-up to blockbuster Citadel from multiple New York Times and USA Today bestseller and military SF master, John Ringo. When the orbital gates first materialized in the outer Solar System, all seemed well, but a devastating invasion ensued. Now humans have battled back from the conquest by a tyrannical alien species to become a force to reckon with in the galaxy. On a crash-building course, humanity has created a near-impregnable battlestation of Deathstar proportions to prove it. But the enemy is remorseless and to survive humans must take the fight to the heart of their empire and prevail–a feat no previous species has ever accomplished. Instead, the bones and burnt hulks of those who have tried litter the star-ways. But these galactic imperialists have never contended with humans, a foe who is their match in sheer ferocity and desire to win. About the Troy Rising series: “[I]nfused with plenty of old-fashioned two-fisted can-do attitude . . .” –Publishers Weekly “[I]rresistible action-sf . . .[filled with] Ringo’s amazingly fertile imagination.” –Booklist About John Ringo: “[O]ne of the best…practitioners. . .of military SF.” –Publishers Weekly "[F]ast-paced military SF peopled with three-dimensional characters and spiced with personal drama as well as tactical finesse" –Library Journal “[Ringo’s work] “attains a terrible beauty not unlike that of the Norse Eddas…” –Publishers Weekly "If Tom Clancy were writing SF, it would read much like John Ringo.” –Philadelphia Weekly Press