Starke’s Crusade

Starke’s Crusade
Starke’s War #3
John Hemry
Mil-SF
3 Stars
218 pages, epub

A final push by a corrupt gov’t fails, a populace demanding their rights and other countries snapping at the US’s heels all lead to the fall of the current regime, the moon colony becoming another state and Starke and Co getting pardons and living happily ever after.

This was much more enjoyable than the JAG in Space series, but still had that civic’s lesson taste to it.

Starke’s Command

Starke’s Command
Starke’s War #2
John Hemry
Mil-SF
3 Stars
210 pages, epub

Starke makes a truce with the civ population, fights off mercenaries hired by the gov’t and deals with a betrayal from within. Lots of fighting and action.

The one thing that kind of turned me off was how dumb and hick’ish Starke can view himself. Someone who can make the smart decisions he does is not stupid and yet he can sit back and pretend his is just a dumb soldier.