First Strike

Rated 4.67/5 based on 3 reviews
When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger.

The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels More
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About Richard Turner

Richard Turner proudly served his country for more than thirty years, all across the globe.

He wanted to try something new and now spends his time writing.

I am an avid reader and especially like reading all about history. Some of my favourite authors include: James Rollins, Andy McDermmott and the many novels of Clive Cussler.

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About the Series: The Kurgan War
After a century of peace a sudden and brutal surprise attack brings war to Earth's far-flung colonies.

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David Donaghe reviewed on June 27, 2020

A great read. It kept my interest until the very end.
(review of free book)
R. McCullough reviewed on Dec. 21, 2017

I agree with Doug's review - science fiction is in the eye of the beholder.
The story is a very good read and deserving of a realistic review.
(review of free book)
Hannes Birnbacher reviewed on June 1, 2016
(no rating)
Exciting story, but has nothing to do with Science Fiction. It is just a trapper and injuns story placed in deep space. There is faster-than-light travel (Van Vogt 1950ties), Cobra Maneuvre (Suchoi SU-27), 30mm Cannon on fighter plane (Nazi ME-262), the good are American Marines, the bad are reptiles (walking upright on two feet, praying to their god, anti-christian), etc.
Two stars, still particularly recommended for reading.

Remark: In my system, five stars is reserved for the most important SF of world literature, e.g. "1984" from George Orwell, and four stars for those I consider all-time best, for example Michael Crichton or some novels from Larry Niven.
This leaves three stars for really good Indie SF, but as everybody else at Smashworts does rate a SF novel at five stars if he liked it, I was detoriating the average rating of those authors I like best! So I decided to change my previous reviews, step by step, thereby deleting my smashwords rating. Watch out for my rating in the review text instead!
(review of free book)
Doug Aiken reviewed on Feb. 24, 2016

I found the story to be extremely to my tastes in Military Sci-F.
I held me to the end. I will be buying more of this series and other stories from this author in the future.
Note: Science fiction is one thing to one reader and another thing to the next one. This is definitely science fiction as far as I am concerned.

Doug Aiken
(review of free book)

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