by David Drake
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Baen Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781439132920
Date: 25 August 2009 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: The corrupt Earth government is sending an army to Greenwood to remove the pioneers who discovered and settled the planet: the potential profits are too great to leave the world to scraggly ne'er-do-wells!
Though the rugged individualists of Greenwood may be fractious and disinclined to agree on most things, the greedy politicians of Earth will learn a harsh lesson if they think the settlers won't join together to save their livelihoods and homes! Under Yerby Bannock, who never walked away from a drink or a fight, the Greenwood patriots will face thugs in the night, lawyers in a distant court, traitors in their own ranks--
And, if they have to, a fortress built to shrug off the assault of a battlefleet!