Item description for The Killing Frost by Scott Gamboe...
There is an uneasy peace between the United Systems Coalition and the Bromidian Empire. But it is constantly strained by the actions of a group of renegade Bromidians who call themselves Rising Sun, and an elite Coalition military group known as the Avengers has been fighting a covert war against them for years. Captain Arano Lakeland leads one of the teams. His motivation, vengeance. Revenge against the Rising Sun's invasion of his homeworld and the subsequent slaughter of his family. His actions, however, in his relentless quest to see the Bromidian empire brought to its knees, have won him the enmity of Grand High Councilor Balor Tient, a corrupt man holding one of the most powerful positions in the Coalition. To further complicate matters, Arano's efforts to prove a connection between Rising Sun and the Bromidian government are being hampered by both a traitor in the Coalition bureaucracy, and the Coalition's desire for peace at any price. And now it is a race against time as Arano and his companions try to survive long enough to solve a series of brutal murders, expose the traitor in their midst, and unite various factions with the Coalition. And if he fails? Cataclysmic war that will engulf the entire galaxy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.75" Width: 4.5" Height: 7" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2006
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815988 ISBN13 9781932815986
Availability 0 units.
More About Scott Gamboe
Scott Gamboe is the author of "The Killing Frost "and a police officer who splits his time between patrol and the crime scene investigation unit. He lives in Edwards, Illinois.
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Killing Frost Review Sep 9, 2008
An enjoyable book that at times you cannot wait to read the next page. I wish he spent more time on some of the great battle scenes and cut out some of the others. I liked the characters and finished the lengthy book very quickly.
Awesome sci-fi Aug 3, 2007
I found this to be an extremely enjoyable read. Characters are well developed and travel through an infinitely interesting universe. The story is very entertaining and unfolds in a fast pace that keeps you reading. Hope there's a sequel.
Clunky Jun 27, 2007
Interesting ideas, terrible execution. Plot points are so obvious you can forecast twists chapters in advance. Any time the good guys are getting beat you can count on a new weapon or sudden break in the case to save the day. WAAAAYY to long for a freshman effort.
Gary Stu to the rescue Mar 18, 2007
A tedious combination of a police procedural and "special forces to the rescue" space opera. The characters are wooden, the pacing is leaden, and Captain Exposition makes way too many appearances. The hero with his super reflexes and "danger sense" is an obvious Gary Stu - a male Mary Sue stand-in for the author.
There's plenty of good space opera out there. Don't waste your time with this one.
entertaining space opera Sep 10, 2006
In 2212 the cold war hostilities between the United Systems Coalition and the Bromidian Empire seem one incident away from a major confrontation. One particular nasty insurgent group the Rising Sun constantly brings the war to the USC though the Bromidians deny any connection to these guerillas. To counter the Rising Sun, the USC formed military units, Avengers. One such unit Avenger Team 5 is headed by Padian Captain Arano Lakeland, who seeks the annihilation of these killers as they violently massacred his family years ago.
Arano and his crew are unraveling a plot engineered by a traitor high up in the USC leadership. He takes actions that many people will applaud while others feel cross the line of humanity. Especially critical of Arano is powerful Grand High Councilor Balor Tient, who swears that the captain is no better than the enemy with his disregard for protocol. Balor has his right hand man Cono Vishturn accompany Arano allegedly to study his tactics. What makes his work even more difficult for Arano is the fact he is falling in love with his human Squad B Captain Alyna Marquat, but the mission comes first as failure means a galaxy at war with his side losing their superiority due to sedition.
Though the good guys and bad guys are obvious from the start, THE KILLING FROST is an entertaining space opera. Arano makes the tale as a warrior whose credo is carved in the blood of his family that no enemy is left behind alive so that they can try to kill you again. The story line is action-packed as war means death; something Arano understands when he kills the adversaries from long distance. Though a conspiracy simplifies the internal USC conflict, fans of military science fiction will appreciate the exploits of this no-nonsense hero and his loyal troops and hope this book is the first in a series because it is totally enthralling.