By Jack Campbell
The misplaced Fleet keeps its perilous trip home.
Badly broken and occasional on provides, the Alliance Fleet is raiding Syndic mines for uncooked materials-and Captain "Black Jack" Geary hopes they could proceed to stay one step sooner than their enemies. however the Syndics are the least of Geary's concerns while he learns of the lifestyles of extraterrestrial beings with the facility to annihilate the human race.
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I don’t deny he tempts me. It’d be a lot easier to just believe I’m this godlike hero whose every action is justified because the living stars will it and our ancestors bless it. ” “Good. Then you should also know that our losses would have been far more severe under another commander. Do you need to hear me say that? ” He hadn’t realized it, but that was true. “Thanks. ” He shook his head. “Because it could’ve been worse? Fine. I can accept that intellectually, even if I can’t emotionally. But that’s not the point.
Stop brooding. Geary’s eyes opened and swung back to the display of Baldur System. He wasn’t at all sure how they’d manage to get those raw materials from the Syndics, but he was certain who he needed to do it. Geary tapped his controls to bring up another window. Within moments, the image of his Marine commander appeared. ” HERE we go again. Geary braced himself, then entered the compartment where he held meetings with his fleet captains. It wasn’t very large, and the table within could only comfortably seat perhaps a dozen people in reality, but the fleet’s virtual conferencing software made the room and the table apparently big enough to hold every captain in the fleet.
Casia chewed his lip, a scowl just barely visible. The image of Captain Duellos of the battle cruiser Courageous caught Geary’s eye and made a dismissive glance at Casia in a wordless assessment of the other officer. After a long moment that might have been attributable to nothing more than the distance separating Dauntless and Conqueror, Casia shook his head. “We’re all low on kinetic rounds? ” “Manufacturing fuel cells, Captain Casia,” Duellos advised in a drawl that brought a flush to Casia’s face.
Courageous (The Lost Fleet, Book 3) (US Edition) by Jack Campbell