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Publisher's Summary

What could test a marine more than all-out war? The Scourge.

A simple distress beacon.... 

A mining colony in the outer reaches....

Supposedly another routine deployment for Mike Barton of the Combined States Marine Corps, but what they find on the surface is unlike anything anyone had ever encountered. 

Horribly wounded in a battle with an unknown quantity, Barton only survives through a chance encounter with two special operators. As if the skirmish wasn’t enough, what comes next will be beyond his imagination. 

Thrown into a joint task force with troops from the New Russian Confederacy, Barton must return to the colony, face what had be-fallen him there, and investigate what killed everyone. 

The investigation will have to wait because the Scourge won’t. The fight for his life continues and his chances are slim.

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  • 23-10-21

Awesome

Really enjoyed this one and the humor was good but this definitely gave me some mass effect vibes also the changes of POV between the characters was great since it mainly focuses on the MC but when it changes it's to give you what's going on behind the scenes or at another part of the battlefield, can't wait for the next one!

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  • Trish R.
  • 25-11-21

Pretty darn good..

This was a pretty good read about a territory war between the US and Russia in space. Some good
battles, right along with some snarky remarks between our hero Michael Barton and Aleksander Komarov, the leader of the Russians that were supposed to be at a truce with the US, to only try to kill all of the team. But, hey! The MC's were easy to remember: Michael Barton, Michael Anders, and Michael MacMillan. LOL

No romance and the F-bomb was used 153 times.

As for the narration: Hmmm! It was just alright for me. James Patrick Cronin has a good reading voice but doesn't have much emotion when he reads the story. Time and time again someone would be in battle and yell something to another and all Cronin would do is read in a normal voice. That's not good preforming to me.

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  • shalte
  • 07-11-21

Solid Purchase

This book is full of quality metaphors and similes and is a joy to listen to.

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 12-11-21

Devon C Ford is a Genius

I have no idea how Devon C Ford does it but just keeps on writing simply BRILLIANT books. This just gets you from the beginning and takes on a wonderful journey rhat leaves you wanting more. Books 2 and 3 already pre ordered. Its that good. James Patrick Cronin once again does he does best, just nails it.

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  • Nat 87
  • 28-10-21

Action packed and fun!

Full of military action, alien goo and quick talking marines and special ops!
Brilliant narration also brought the book to life! Can't wait to see what is next for Barton!

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  • shaun henry
  • 24-10-21

I fell for it again 😀

Im waiting for the time that I read the first book of one of Mr Fords series and think no thats not for me - not this time I absolutely loved it - another universe of adventure with characters you come to like and understand- cant wait for the next one❤️❤️

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  • Chris Paterson
  • 23-10-21

military sci fi at its best this guys going places

Scourge:

100 % honesty. Started it didn't love the narrator didn't love the story. Thought ow no .

Just finished probably one of my favorite books

Actually the Brilliant narrator fits perfectly! An action packed story hardly covers it bloddy loved it!

Russian roulette with a automatic!! Great laughs / A serious back talking marine

Shame on me for the doubt!

Can't wait for more odin

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-10-21

Really enjoyed

Devon C Ford dose it again, really enjoyed from the start well written and performed.

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  • Ian Gelling
  • 23-10-21

Classic gritty DCF

Scourge set the scene for what promises to be yet another thrill ride from DCF. As expected the characters a tough, humorous and credible. The plot is pacey and as always keeps me hanging out for the next instalment