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When the Tide Rises
by David Drake
Publisher: Baen Books

When The Tide Rises

THE TIDE OF WAR IS RISING-AND THE SHARKS ARE CLOSING IN!

When the Republic of Cinnabar doesn't have enough battleships to deal with all the crises in its war with the Alliance, it sends the next best thing: Commander Daniel Leary and his friend, the spy Adele Mundy. This time they're off to help the Bagarian cluster in its rebellion against the Alliance, but they'll quickly find that the worst threats to the rebels are the treacherous politicians leading them.

Leary and Mundy use electronic espionage, sub-machine guns, and shipkilling missiles to outwit political rivals, put down mutiny, and capture an Alliance fortress. When all else fails, they'll strike for the heart of the Alliance—and then throw their tiny corvette into a major fleet action in order to turn the tide.

A cascade of non-stop action as only David Drake can write it!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vietnam veteran, former lawyer, former bus driver, and now famous author, David Drake tells a military story like no other. His readers recognize that he can take them where no one else can, with gut-wrenching description that puts them face-to-face with the enemy, and in the midst of the action right on the battlefield. He helped create the audience for mercenary military science fiction with his bestselling "Hammer's Slammers" books. Drake graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Iowa, majoring in history (with honors) and Latin. His stint at Duke University Law School was interrupted for two years by the U.S. Army, where he served as an enlisted interrogator with the 11th Armored Cavalry in Vietnam and Cambodia. Drake has a wife, a son, and various pets.

In addition to Drake's celebrated novels of Hammer's Slammers, his works for Baen include the previous five novels in the Lt. Leary series—With the Lightnings, Lt. Leary, Commanding, The Far Side of the Stars, The Way to Glory, and Some Golden Harbor—as well as Starliner, Ranks of Bronze, Redliners, the "General" series (with S.M. Stirling) and the "Belisarius" series (with Eric Flint), and many more.

PRAISE FOR THE RCN-DANIEL LEARY SERIES

When the Tide Rises:

"David Drake just keeps getting better. When the Tide Rises is a smart, funny, exciting adventure of Leary and Mundy, a wonderful read. Part of the fun is seeing how Drake manages the history into true story, in this case, of course, Lord Cochrane in Chile. Daniel Leary's hobby of botany allows David Drake to devise strange and lovely creatures, imaginary worlds that seem as real as our own."—Cecilia Holland

Some Golden Harbor:

". . . rousing old-fashioned space opera. . . . Drake . . . creates vivid characters you can care about. Patrick O'Brian and Bernard Cornwell fans as well as military SF readers will be well rewarded."—Publishers Weekly

The Way to Glory:

"The fun is in the telling, and Mr. Drake has a strong voice. I want more!"-Philadelphia Weekly Press

". . . this series is getting better as the author goes along . . . character development combined with first-rate action and memorable world-design."—SFReader.com

The Far Side of the Stars:

"Readers who have been entranced by the previous adventures of Daniel Leary and Adele Mundy will sigh with relief to see them again."—Booklist

". . . the best space opera novels in recent years . . . Leary is a great protagonist . . . the outer space John Wayne."— The Midwest Book Review

Lt. Leary, Commanding:

"Please more Lt. Leary soon!" —Andre Norton

"[Drake] couldn't write a bad action scene at gunpoint, and his sense of humor infuses the characters here with agreeable qualities. . . . Grand fun for lovers of action in high space."-Booklist

With the Lightnings:

"Updating clashing Horatio Hornblower tactics and vintage John Wayne heroics . . . . Drake gives . . . a full measure of appealing derring-do."—Publishers Weekly

"Drake's latest novel once again demonstrates the author's talent for arcane politics and vivid battle scenes . . . a pair of clever and resourceful protagonists . . . action-packed space opera. . . ."— Library Journal

". . . vintage Drake, fast paced, heroic, and ending in a rousing climax. Drake remains one of the best of the military SF writers."— Science Fiction Chronicle

Published: 3/1/2008
SKU: 1416555277
Ebook Price: $6.99


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1. Richard on 7/1/2013, said:

So far I have enjoyed all of the books in the series and am looking forward to the last two. Hope there are more in the future.
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2. Alexander on 11/24/2008, said:

Well, I didn't much like ##3-5 in the series, but this one is great, as good as the first two.
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3. Giles on 7/16/2008, said:

I spent the last two weeks reading the entire series.

Lt. Leary and Adele, are two of the best formed characters in my reading of science fiction, of some 40 odd years.

The plots of each book are a wonderful combination of formula with twists. The last in the series is no exception.

Most strikingly, is that David Drake is not only militarily competent, but is also able to convey the extreme emotions of his key characters.

I give the entire series 5 stars, and look forward to another romp with the Sissies!
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4. William on 9/18/2007, said:

Excellent! Just what I have come to expect from this series.
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5. Danny on 9/15/2007, said:

The whole series is one of the best set of books i have read in a very long time
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