The Cobra Trilogy
by Timothy Zahn
Cover Artist: Kurt Miller
Review by Andrew Brooks
Baen Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781439133187
Date: 03 November 2009 List Price $12.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The super soldier. There have been tons of books and movies that revolve around a soldier, or group of soldiers, that are the best of the best. Universal Soldier, the Halo franchise, even the Star Wars universe has its own super soldier in the clone troopers. There's something that fascinates those of us drawn to this type of tale, of the warrior of all warriors, and while Timothy Zahn's Cobra Trilogy delivers somewhat it is a mixed bag. From official release/information:
Product Description: The colony worlds Adirondack and Silvern fell to the Troft forces almost without a struggle. Outnumbered and on the defensive, Earth made a desperate decision. It would attack the aliens not from space, but on the ground - with forces the Trofts did not even suspect. Thus were created the Cobras, a guerrilla force whose weapons were surgically implanted, invisible to the unsuspecting eye, yet undeniably deadly. But power brings temptation . . . and not all the Cobras could be trusted to fight for Earth alone. Jonny Moreau would learn the uses - and abuses - of his special abilities, and what it truly meant to be a Cobra.