When All Seems Lost: A Novel of the Legion of the Damned
by William C. Dietz
Review by Harriet Klausner
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780441015245
Date: 02 October 2007 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Interstellar war seems imminent as the ruthless Ramanthians have one objective, to control the known universe and anything beyond. This brutal insectoid race knows only one way to succeed; fight to the death by physically overwhelming the opponents on the battlefield and mentally destroying their souls. Nothing is outside their realm, as other species are subjugated by any means including pandemic slaughter of civilians and torture of prisoners. From official release/information:
Book Description: An exciting new Legion of the Damned epic tale-from the national bestselling author of For Those Who Fell captured by the alien Ramanthians and imprisoned in a brutal slave labor camp, the Confederacy's Presidential entourage must keep their identities secret. But diplomat Christine Vanderveen is concerned that some of the prisoners may be tempted to reveal the ruse. Determined to protect the President, she faces down opposition, both alien and human, all the while hoping for rescue.
And rescue is on the way-an unauthorized effort, organized by General Bill Booly, manned by a team of volunteers with nothing to lose. Heading it is Lieutenant Tonio Sanchez, Vanderveen's former lover, who must try to set aside his personal feelings for the sake of the mission.