By Charles E. Gannon
COMPTON criminal AWARD FOR top FIRST NOVEL. NEBULA AWARD FINALIST. New technology Fiction Adventure sequence! nationwide Bestseller in alternate paperback. An agent for a undercover agent association uncovers an alien alliance in within reach interstellar space—an alliance that might quickly contain humanity in politics and conflict on a galactic scale.
2105, September: Intelligence Analyst Caine Riordan uncovers a conspiracy on Earth’s Moon—a history-changing clandestine project—and finally ends up involuntarily cryocelled for his issues. Twelve years later, Riordan awakens to a replaced international. Humanity has accomplished faster-than-light commute and is pioneering within sight famous person structures. And now, Riordan is forced to develop into an inadvertent agent of conspiracy himself. Riordan’s challenge: shuttle to a newly settled international and examine even if a primitive neighborhood species used to be sentient—enough so that you can have outfitted a misplaced civilization.
However, arriving on web site within the Delta Pavonis process, Caine discovers that the activity he’s been given is something yet mystery or secure. With assassins and saboteurs dogging his each step, it is transparent that somebody does not wish his project to be successful. in any case, it takes the broad-based insights of an intelligence analyst and an identical intuition for intrigue to ferret out the reality: that humanity is neither by myself within the cosmos nor secure. Earth is printed to be the lynchpin planet in an drawing close fight for interstellar dominance, a fight into which it truly is being irresistibly dragged. getting to know new risks at each flip, Riordan needs to now persuade the powers-that-be that the one manner for humanity to outlive as a loose species is to stand the perils directly—and to struggle hearth with fire.
WINNER OF THE COMPTON criminal AWARD FOR most sensible FIRST NOVEL
About Fire with Fire:
“Chuck Gannon is a type of great finds—someone as happy with characters as he's with expertise, and both adept at offering these characters with difficulties to resolve. ingenious, enjoyable, and never afraid to step at the occasional toe or gore the occasional sacred cow, his tales don't disappoint.”—David Weber
"If we meet powerful extraterrestrial beings in the market, do we endure the destiny of the Aztecs and Incas, or locate the agility to outlive? Gannon fizzes with principles in regards to the risky politics of first contact.”—David Brin
"The plot is interesting after which a few. Well-developed and self-consistent; clever readers are going to love it."—Jerry Pournelle
"[T]he intersecting plot threads, motion and well-conceived technology saved these pages turning."—SF Crowsnest
About Starfire sequence hit, Extremis, coauthored by way of Charles E. Gannon:
“Vivid. . . conflict sequences mingle with thought-provoking exegesis . . .”–Publishers Weekly
"It’s a grand, enjoyable sequence of battles and campaigns, helpful of whatever Dale Brown or Larry Bond ever wrote." –Analog
About Charles E. Gannon:
"[A] powerful [writer of]. . .military SF. . .[much] motion happening in his paintings, with loads of physics at the back of it. there's a actual feel of the urgency of conflict and the sacrifices it demands." –Locus