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Kill the bad guys. Save the Galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. After ten years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it Kill the bad guys. Save the Galaxy. All in a hard day’s work. After ten years of wandering the outer rim of the galaxy, Eddie Teach is a man without a purpose. He was one of the toughest pilots in the Federation, but now he’s just a regular guy, getting into bar fights and making a difference wherever he can. It’s not the same as flying a ship and saving colonies, but it’ll have to do.That is, until General Lance Reynolds tracks Eddie down and offers him a job. There are bad people out there, plotting terrible things, killing innocent people, and destroying entire colonies. Someone has to stop them.Eddie, along with the genetically-enhanced combat pilot Julianna Fregin and her trusty E.I. named Pip, must recruit a diverse team of specialists, both human and alien. They’ll need to master their new Q-Ship, one of the most powerful strike ships ever constructed.  And finally, they’ll have to stop a faceless enemy so powerful, it threatens to destroy the entire Federation. All in a day’s work, right?Experience this exciting military sci-fi saga and the latest addition to the expanded Kurtherian Gambit Universe. If you’re a fan of Mass Effect, Firefly, or Star Wars, you’ll love this riveting new space opera. *NOTE: If cursing is a problem, then this might not be for you. ...

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  • Stephanie Colman
    2019-03-16 05:02

    An easy reading space opera built upon characters with quirks. The storyline builds upon itself to make for an interesting read.

  • Ms. Just One More Book(Kris Miller)
    2019-03-03 06:11

    From the ultra creative minds of Michael Anderle, Sarah Noffke and J.N. Chaney, comes a slew of butt-kicking characters in this rockin' new spin-off! A deadly terrorist group is taking out human colonies in the Etheric Federation. Due to the peace treaty, the Federation can't respond -- at least not officially. That's where General Lance Reynolds comes in. Along with Commander Julianna Fregin -- a genetically modified super soldier -- Reynolds recruits Captain Edward Teach. Once one of the greatest pilots of the Federation, Teach has spent the last decade drinking and fighting on the outler rim. Together, they go on a perilous mission to stop pirates hell-bent on usurping the galaxy and imprisoning its occupants. Both strong and vulnerable, the strengths of the characters lie in their cohesive ability as a team. There's never a dull moment, as the action is turned on full-throttle and continues throughout. Wildly entertaining on all fronts, FORMATION: Ghost Squadron Book 1, will have lovers of fun-filled Sci-Fi adventures waiting with baited breath for its next installment.~ Kris Miller, TopShelf Reviews

  • Rabid Reader
    2019-03-01 01:57

    An entertaining and enjoyable first story in the Ghost Squadron series. As threats from unknown sources threaten the safety of Federation space, General Lance sets the ball rolling to form a secret “hit squad” to try to combat these threats and keep the Federation citizens safe. I loved the quirky characters, the humour and the mix of human, alien and AI in this story. Julianna leaves you wondering as to her advancements and you get the feeling there is more to her has been revealed, and Eddie makes you laugh out loud. Action, intrigue, battles and entertaining characters form the lively start of what is going to be a great series.

  • Carla S Egli
    2019-03-12 05:55

    Great readI've never wrote on the comments but felt compelled to on this one because I've never felt like I knew the new characters this quick. And enjoyed the older characters returning. I've read almost all the series starting with death becomes her. Being middle age I never expected to enjoy these types of book. Congrats on good writing, enjoyable characters. Please keep writing ( as fast as u can). I would recommend this series to all the readers out there

  • Karl Poff
    2019-03-03 02:53

    Didn't bother to finishI can't say whether it is the overwhelming number of books set in this "universe" or the "kurtherian gambit series" in general but there is too much and this book is nothing special. It seemed forced from the git go taking a minor character and putting her with an unknown character and forcing a new story line. The thing of it is the "unknown" character served in the human fleet as a fighter pilot as did the minor character so the should have at least known about each other and she was just annoying and as a former military person I wouldn't volunteer to go on a mission with someone I didn't know nor one I didn't like.That bit of rambling probably won't help you decide on whether or not to read this book. The original series is excellent and a few of the spinoffs are good. However the universe doesn't flow harmoniously in the authors conglomeration of books. Remember how everyone hated Star Wars episode one....well a lot of these books fall in that category.

  • Jack
    2019-03-07 07:17

    To silly to finish readingTwo dimensional characters, almost every paragraph contains tired clichés and really stupid dialogue. I am about to give up on the whole Kutherian thing, the books just keep getting worse.

  • Jim
    2019-03-05 10:02

    A new series which has a ring of familiarity to it because I’ve kind of read the same theme in other books. The premise to this story is that a down and out ex-military Captain by the name of Edward (Eddie) Teach, has been found by a General Lance Reynolds and Commander Julianna Fregin. They found him in a bar on an out of the way planet just as he got in a huge fight with some alien Kezzin, well, three of them to be exact. When Julianna showed up, it didn’t go well for the Kezzin.Their purpose in finding Eddie was to recruit him into a super secret organization that would fight the new Federations battles without anyone knowing they were part of the Federation. Humanity had just came out from the Ethric Empire to join in this new Federation with a number of alien civilizations. One of the stipulations in that Federation charter stated that humanity and in particular, humans couldn’t use their military might to attack other civilizations. They were there only to keep the peace in their own territory. But, lately the Kezzin were raiding human colonies and killing every last being. That had to be stopped and Eddie along with Julianna were the start of a team that was going to stop these kind of actions. They would be funded by General Reynolds and supported with equipment and as many personnel as he could quietly assign to them. But, they couldn’t be known as Federation military or have any known affiliation with the Federation. So now Eddie along with Julianna have to gather a team to work with and accomplish missions they are fed by General Reynolds. They are given some early missions which they accomplish rather easily. Julianna is an “enhanced human” much more capable than she appears. Eddie isn’t enhanced, but he’s quite capable in his own right. They seem to make a good pairing right from the start. It’s puzzling to understand this rank structure. While Eddie is referred to as a Captain, Julianna is called a Commander. If Eddie’s rank is Army, then Julianna outranks him, but that’s not the way General Reynolds treats them. While he says they are co-commanders, Eddie is eventually given direct command of a previously destroyed human battleship. So, this is a little confusing. And, even on the battleship, he is the Captain, but doesn’t actually act like he’s in charge. Also, he leaves the battleship to go on missions without indicating who is in charge while he’s gone. It seems like the author left out a character who should be commanding the battleship while supporting Eddie and Julianna. Still, this is the start of a pretty good series, if things don’t get too easy. So far every mission they have been on has gone perfectly although not exactly according to plan. There’s also a lack of attitude about everything they do. They’re all 100% loyal to their mission and the General and there’s no infighting or back-biting of any kind. They do recruit a particular non-human who tries to talk tough or rough, but he doesn’t carry it off well. I don’t know what it is, but this whole story seems a little off; like these people are just too good to be true. I don’t know how to describe it. Eddie seems so enamored with the famous General Reynolds that if he told him to jump off a cliff, the would do it without thinking. He also doesn’t realize that Julianna is a very good looking woman. There’s nothing between them and probably won’t ever be. This books just seems to clean to get them together in a steamy scene. Ok, so there’s already a second book, “Age of Expansion: Exploration - The Ghost Squadron, Book 2” which I have and will probably start reading very soon. I wonder why it takes three authors to write these books?

  • Patrick Barnes
    2019-03-18 06:07

    From bland to badNow I remember why I felt wary about this universe. After slogging through poor writing, limited character types and a stealth plot I decided never to waste time on the series. Unfortunately I forgot why I disliked the series.I just finished book one of a new series in the Kurtherian universe and it was a pleasant breezy little adventure story. So I tried this one expecting a similar experience. This book reminded me of what I disliked about the Kurtherian experience.The writer uses the phrase "kick ass" in dialogue repeatedly, once as often as twice in four pages. The writer makes a jab at political correctness from one alien who insisted that another alien mock the speaker's appearance. There follows sentence after painful sentence about the inability of members from different species to stomach the appearance of another species. Any opinion to the contrary is crazy "political correctness". I had to stop reading at that point.I once had a client who complained at the injustice of being fired for telling jokes about black people to his black coworkers. I was unable to help him admit that verbal expression of racism wasn't a matter of political incorrectness but a matter of severely internalized racist perception. I see where Noftke got that stretch of dialogue above. Imagine that human genetic and cultural diversity is seen as akin to aliens "attempting" to adjust to members of different species (after thousands of years of interaction, no less). I now know Noftke much better than I wanted to.I also remember how in this universe the U.S. managed to corner the market in expansion into space. I also remembered that in this reality, no one in the U.S. is named Zilwicki, Capaldi, Obama, Petraeus or Kardashian. Fortunately, in this universe the empress of all mankind is a kind but ruthless, cute but awesomely smart, blond (I think) American girl. Thank goodness, we have been saved.There's more that could be said but what's the point. Noftke and her collaborator before her have said it all.

  • Leslie Baptiste
    2019-03-19 10:01

    Love the book, but too many stupid stereotypesFirst of all great action throughout the book I loved it, I will read the next book. But there are a few flaws, first of all I have read all the series that contain the first 20 books of the KG you. Queen Bethany and would not have a drunkard or lush working for her in such a vital role. Second of all, no soldier would refuse enhancements that would allow him to become a better soldier., Just look at what bitches went through to become better soldiers for Ba. The fact that Captain teach refuses enhancements stretches incredulity in the KG you universe. I hope you lose the troll of a burned out X vet, it gives all of us X vets a bad name and his cell stereo typical. When I read some of the blurb that teach was supposed to be like Captain Kirk, a bit of a rogue, Captain Kirk was never a drunk, yes he was witty and smart asked but he was never a drunk. As far as I’m concerned Juliana should’ve been the head character. If you’re trying to give us a Han Solo character that’s been done before, find something more original. Don’t get me wrong, I love the book the action sequences were great. Just fix some of the glaring errors in the consistency of the Canon and the way the character should behave. I know this may be a book about redemption, but no military commander worth his salt would put all his eggs in a basket with a character or personnel that may have character flaws such as drunken mess, please fix it.

  • Kelly Hawkins Solomon
    2019-03-05 08:55

    Black Ops, Sci Fi, Space Opera that sucks you in from the very beginning! I have not read any of the books that go along with this but if you are a lover of the fast paced, action packed, and the crazy characters that go with this type of thing then this is the book for you! Right from the beginning there is a scuffle with some of our main characters. But this is only the start. Our outcast, Eddie, used to be in the Federation but is now doing his own thing but still stands up for what he believes in. He is recruited to do some black ops type of work that involves stopping some bad guys that are doing bad things. He is paired up with Julianna and both are badass! They have been given an opportunity to recruit some diverse people to help them stop this quiet war and save some innocents. But nothing they do is going to be “normal”. Two of the recruits are of a different alien race and how they come upon them is nothing but out of the ordinary. The banter between all of them, during conflicts and when they are relaxing, is so fun! I kind of imagine these stories being a cross between Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy. There is never a dull moment with this team and I doubt there ever will be. I am looking forward to seeing what else the Ghost Squadron come up against. Must read!

  • lance boyington
    2019-03-04 01:51

    Yet another great book to add to the collection!I can't believe the rate you guys are turning these awesome books out. The characters are well developed and the fast pace action is non-stop. I can't wait for the next book is any of the different series!! When I get about caught up another one, two or three books are released!! Keep up the great work and I will do my best to stay caught up with all the different series!!

  • Bobby Bullard
    2019-03-17 08:10

    Great start I am excited about the Ghost Squadron series. It is well-written and moves along at a good pace. It is also a bit of a change to have characters who don’t have all the augmentation of, say, the FRG folks. It’s fine if the Ghost Squadron hits the pod-doc in the future, but they kick their fair share of ass without it.

  • Alastar
    2019-03-22 08:01

    NiceI found the story was pretty good I just wasn't happy with a number of what I perceive as slights to an established character. And the term Equals was thrown around a few times but was mainly only paid lip service. And she was made basically a tag along. I am hoping that book 2 corrects some of these issues.

  • Frank Bertino
    2019-03-13 02:10

    Possible SpoilerI wondered about Captain Edward Teach's name. Was it intended to invoke that of Blackbeard the Pirate? The answer was eventually forthcoming. I liked the humor, action, and story line. The characters are well written and the military aspects of the space opera quite interesting. I very much look forward to the next book.

  • Beth Rennie
    2019-03-13 02:10

    And the Kurtherian continues!Love the new story lines, it is easy to become totally immersed into the worlds you have created. Thank you for continuing to write about some of my favorite characters.

  • Cheree Castellanos Edits
    2019-03-09 04:59

    Great series and totally likable characters. Lots of action and plot building, making for a great first book in a series that will leave readers wanting more. I've never wanted to go to space, scary place, but I think hanging with this crew might just be worth it.

  • Kathie Stille
    2019-03-09 01:58

    A new hero rogue crewBringing the new in with the old. Love new character development especially with non humans. Lots to discover. Helps that everyone has a good sense of humor. If u love Chewbacca, try this one.

  • Nancy Phy
    2019-03-15 03:03

    Great storyI can't wait to read book two. Sarah I love this book, it has a wonderful story line with great characters and plenty of action and adventure.If you're a fan of great space opera then I recommend you read this series.

  • Douglas B. Hull
    2019-03-24 01:55

    InterestingAs black ops go this seems to fallow a great SFI tradition whit all the little guy vs bad folks . along with the mystery of who are the bad folks, because thing's are not always black and white.

  • Roylyne Markos
    2019-03-17 07:10

    Extra goodGreat addition to the kutherian stories. It clearly falls right in line and as hard to tell that it is written by different authors. I really love this series. Can't wait to read more.

  • Peg
    2019-03-20 01:52

    Good bookThe beginning of another hidden ops series, like Molly and crew, just with different characters. I like it. Hatch was unexpected and I like him. Are they going to check on Lars family? Where are they taking the people they just freed?

  • Mary Couch pike
    2019-02-24 08:15

    Great characters as expected from KGSI like to read series that make me itch to get to the second book, then the third etc. Sarah and JN you did a fantastic job of it and here I am itching again!

  • Ryarios
    2019-03-21 07:06

    Good first bookGood first book. I enjoyed reading it. I can’t wait for the next one. One question though, I didn’t think Etheric ships burned fuel. Why does the Archangel seem to do so in this book?

  • joseph w clouser
    2019-03-13 04:16

    Another awesome series.This is a great book , and surely the beginning of another wild ride in the Kurtherian series. New characters and lots of action . A fun read . Recommended.

  • Lois Alston
    2019-03-19 08:12

    Outstanding storyLoved everything in this story. The build of the new characters and their challenges is great. The tie ins to the empire is great. Keep these stories coming.

  • Beth
    2019-02-24 02:05

    Entertaining offshoot for the age of expansion. Covertly collecting a time and data to see of outer areas need "non" federation assistance to improve quality for those in need

  • Ann Zdunczyk
    2019-03-12 08:49

    Great startThis is a great start to a new addition!! They are doing what the QB does, helping people that need it and taking out the ones that cause the problems!!

  • Earle Davis
    2019-03-08 02:05

    Great Book,A good read, good start for a new series. Interesting characters . This story will make me buy the next one.

  • GeorgeLawson
    2019-03-04 09:02

    Good read.Lots of action and some interesting characters. A few surprises for the regular Kurtherian reader/junkie. Looking forward to more of Blackbeard and company.

  • Cathy
    2019-02-24 09:52

    Another great read and a new series. Loved the characters and the interaction. I hope the 2nd one will be ready soon.