“PULSE-POUDNING MILITARY SCIENCE FICTION FROM A NEW MASTER OF THE GENRE.”– WILLIAM C. DIETZ, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ANDROMEDA’S FALL
VIRTUES OF WAR
BY BENNETT R. COLES
Lieutenant Katja Emmes is assigned to the fast-attack craft Rapier, joining a mission to investigate weapons smuggling activity between the Terran colonies of Sirius and Centuaria. If true, this act of rebellion could escalate rapidly, and lead to all-out war.
When combat does erupt, its ferocity stuns the Terran forces, and pushes them to their limits. It tests the abilities of Lieutenant Emmes, as well, along with Sublieutenant Jack Mallory and Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kane, commanding officer of the Rapier. But failure is not acceptable. They must defeat the enemy…by whatever means necessary.
Set in a time where mankind has expanded out to the stars, then splintered into rival political factions, Virtues of War is a military science fiction novel that reveals traits common in any age, and looks at the heart of what makes us human.
Bennett Coles served 15 years in the Canadian Navy as a bridge officer, boarding party officer, warfare officer, and navigator, and served a pair of tours in the Middle East as a UN military observer. He brings his naval service to bear in crafting a realistic picture of warfare in the future. As a rising new author, he has led the maverick publisher Promontory Press, supporting Canadian and American writers. Coles lives in Victoria, B.C. and is available for interviews.
PRAISE FOR VIRTUES OF WAR
“Coles writes with veracity, with a delicious streak of subversion. For anyone in the hunt for top-notch military SF, Virtues of War delivers." — Steven Erickson, author of Gardens of the Moon
“…Nonstop action, swift pacing, and near-constant tension. Drops from space through planetary atmosphere are vicarious thrill rides that get the reader’s heart pumping, and battle scenes are wrought with suspense.” — Chanticleer Book Reviews
ISBN: 9781783294206 | June 30, 2015 | Paperback | 484pp| $14.95 / CA $19.50
VIRTUES OF WAR
BENNETT R. COLES
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