Eye of the Storm (Posleen War)
by John Ringo
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Review by Mel Jacob
Baen Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781439132739
Date: 07 July 2009 List Price $26.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Eye of the Storm by John Ringo, number 11 in the Posleen Wars series, offers classic John Ringo space warfare. War scenes and political maneuvering abound. The alien race of Darhel has hidden an ancient secret discovered by humans in liberating a planet from Posleen control. The Darhel values success, but thwarted from military conquest by another ancient race, the Aldenata who changed Darhel DNA, they seek via chicanery and money to control the known universe. However, one Federation law they enacted may cause their financial ruin and release knowledge of their perfidy. They try to destroy those who can cause their ruin and reveal this secret. From official release/information:
Product Description: Beneath A Banner Burned . . . In an instant the world changed for Lieutenant General Michael O'Neal. His beloved Corps of the last remaining ACS destroyed beneath the guns of the Fleet, his staff shot before his eyes, arrested on the charge of war crimes, he faces a short, one-sided, trial, a trip to the Fleet Penal Facility and a bullet to the back of the head while trying to 'escape.'
The Boundaries Blur General Tam Wesley faces trying one of the most beloved heroes in Federation, not to mention a friend of decades, on trumped up charges. He alternative is having the last corps of humans that haven't sold their souls to the Darhel be taken apart like a chicken. Then he finds out the bad news...
The Chaos Has Returned With a new invasion from a previously unknown race threatening the Federation capital, Darhel Tir Dal Ron faces his ultimate nightmare: He is going to have to reinstate the one man human soldiers trust, a man with the power and knowledge to destroy the Darhel oligarchy forever. And instead convince him, against all logic, to save the Darhel.
Somebody is going to die. General Michael O'Neal, Supreme Commander, Federation Forces, just has to pick.