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One Good Soldier
by Travis S. Taylor
Publisher: Baen Books

One Good Soldier is the third book in the rapid-fire hard science military SF series of One Day on Mars and The Tau Ceti Agenda.  In another 24-like narrative set six years after the events in The Tau Ceti Agenda, this exciting action story unfolds in a single critical day in the history of the United States of the Sol System, the extra-solar colonies, the Separatist Revolutionaries of the Tau Ceti system, and all of mankind.  

As another of Earth's colonies, Ross 128, secedes from the union, the President of the United States, former marine major Alexander Moore, takes swift action to prevent a second American Civil War, this time on an interstellar scale. He sends the flagship of the U.S. Naval fleet through the Quantum Membrane Teleporter based in the Oort Cloud to the seceding colony.  But the Tau Ceti Separatists have stationed their own teleporter there and the flagship will be met with heavy resistance from the Separatist Navy.

And, unknown to the president and first lady, their eighteen year old military school cadet daughter has been kidnapped and whisked away to the Separatist leader's house on Tau Ceti.

Only the heroics and sacrifices of one good soldier after another can save the flagship, the Union, and the first daughter in an all-out winner-take-all showdown that reaches its final climax with frenzied hand-to-hand combat in the Oval Office itself.

  Praise for Travis S. Taylor:

"[Warp Speed] reads like Doc Smith writing Robert Ludlum. . . .You won't want to put it down.  FLUBELLS AWAY!"
John Ringo

  "In the tradition of Golden Age SF . . . [The Quantum Connection, sequel to Warp Speed] explodes with inventive action . . . dazzling . . . cutting-edge scientific possibilities. . . ."
Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Travis S. Taylor -"Doc" to his friends-has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master's degree in physics, a master's degree in aerospace engineering, all from the University of Alabama in Huntsville; a master's degree in astronomy, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Auburn University.  Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years.  He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and the next generation space launch concepts. In his copious spare time, Doc Travis is also a black belt martial artist, a private pilot, a SCUBA diver, has raced mountain bikes, competed in triathlons, and has been the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of several hard rock bands.  He currently lives with his wife Karen, and their daughter in Harvest, Alabama.

Published: 12/1/2009
SKU: 1439133166
Ebook Price: $6.99


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1. Shannon on 12/18/2011, said:

Overall this series is very different from most other sci-fi. The space battles are similar to other stories along with the tech, but the plot is different. It also makes you think about which side you'd be on, although you are guided to a side it's easy to see where you might not side on the protaganist's side.
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2. Alice on 11/1/2010, said:

The start was very good - a nice twist on an old theme. But about half way through, the book started dragging in every possible trope in time travel, and it got old quickly.
I didn't even bother to read ahead to find out the ending; I was tired of all the commotion and no longer cared about the characters.
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3. Matt on 4/25/2010, said:

Incredible cast of characters. The only hard part was the ending seemed very rushed, what with all the loose threads to tie up.
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4. Robert on 3/2/2010, said:

OK this whole series rocks! Travis is a great writer... with John or not... I am really impressed.
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