The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible
Title: The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Invincible
Author: Jack Campbell
The continuing military sci-fi adventures of John “Black Jack” Geary. My only real complaint is that I’ll have to wait a year to see what happens next. Which I guess is not a huge tragedy since it will give me time to re-read/re-listen to the previous books. Again. (Much as I liked this book, do not read it as your first in the series. You will be very confused if you do. Read Dauntless [or possibly Dreadnaught, if the idea of reading seven books first seems overwhelming] and work your way forward from there. The audio versions of all the books are excellent.)
-Rachel at the Service Center
Admiral John “Black Jack” Geary earned his rank after being revived from cryogenic sleep to lead the Alliance to victory against the Syndicate Worlds. But his superiors question his loyalty to the regime. Now in command of the First Fleet, Geary is tasked with exploring the frontier beyond Syndic space, a mission he fears deliberately puts the fleet—and himself—in harm’s way.
An encounter with the alien Enigmas confirms Gear’y fears. Attacked without warning, he orders the fleet to jump star systems—only to enter the crosshairs of another hostile alien armada. Ignoring all of the First Fleet’s attempts to communicate peaceful intentions, this system’s species send their ships into battle on suicde runs, while guarding the exiting jump point with a fortress of incalculable power.
Now, with a faction of his officers determined to eliminate this new threat despite the cost, Geary must figure out how to breech the enemy’s defenses so the fleet can reach the jump point without massive casualties—and knowing that the Enigmas are most likely waiting on the other side…