Strong Arm Tactics by Jody Lynn Nye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lt. David Wolfe the black sheep of a family that has incredible power and influence on a galactic scale has a problem, joining the military may have been to forge his own path but his superiors are justifiably worried if anything should happen to him so they rely on a tried and trusted solution. Lt Wolfe is given command of X-Ray platoon aka The Cockroaches a dumping ground for Galactic Defense Force misfits who have yet to be court martialed or just to be kept out of the way. Lt Wolfe is an idealist and no matter the reputation of his new command he is determined to bring it into shape and rival any regular platoon, well that's the idea anyway but it doesn't quite go according to plan:)
Strong Arm Tactics was a fun read, granted the bad guys of the story are certainly not very pleasant and our "heroes" are probably nicer than they should have been but the tropes of this type of story are well covered with the twist of being a space faring military force and the author's own humorous spin. Specifics are best left for the reader to enjoy but war games on a starship in and around the organic waste processing facilities has it's own inherent issues not to mention a simple mission to the galaxies most renowned theme park for a simple three day mission, what could possibly go wrong?
A highly recommend read for some good action, characters and humour.
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