John Ringo, Live Free or Die

Series: Troy Rising, 1

Rating: 4 out of 5 starts

A military SCIENCE fiction tale in the new Troy Rising series, Live Free or Die is an appeal to “life, liberty or death” when the Horvath come through the gate set up by the Glatun and demand Earth’s most precious and rare metals in return for their protection (from the Horvath).

Fortunately, Tyler Vernon isn’t all that accepting of what Jason Haselbauer calls Revenuers and he plots a tasty trade takeover to get what the he thinks the Earth needs to protect itself against the Horvath (and anyone else who thinks we’re easy).

Funny, oh lord, it’s funny…but then, what can I expect. It’s John Ringo at his hysterical action-oriented best as Tyler defrauds the Glatun and outwits our own government and big corporations to raise the funds for space ships and weapons becoming a multibillionaire in the process.

There is a lot of science in this tale and it is so worth reading if you enjoy the idea of one man putting it over “the man” (of any species). The one sore spot for me was why the Glatun bothered setting up the gate in the first place…they didn’t think we had anything to offer in trade and they knew they were setting us up for invasion. Although…snicker…I think we stuck ’em a bit…

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