First Strike by Richard Turner

First Strike

By Richard Turner

  • Release Date: 2015-04-06
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 423 Ratings
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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 the reader to the furthest limits of space. Fighting a ruthless and determined enemy, Sheridan soon learns the brutal lessons of war and that his enemy may not be what it appears to be.


  • Great book

    By quallybear.usmc
    Kept me wanting to come back for Lots of action Semper fi
  • Great series

    By trader234
    I can’t wait to read the rest of these. They are intense, suspenseful, and have a lot of action.
  • Richard Turner is a page turner

    By Markus_Birdus
    Thoroughly enjoyed this title, the engaging narrative and the intensity of the story. Looking forward to reading further works!
  • First Strike

    By Caught Dead in Wyoming
    Well written book. A lot of action and cohesive story line. Good read.
  • First Strike

    By Glowellx
    Good military action, lots of twists and turns. The antagonists in this book reminds one of a group that exists on this earth at this present time. If you like combat si-fi you may like this one.
  • First strike

    By M142596758
    A rehash of the battle for Guadalcanal, jazzed up with PC values and sex..nothing to write home about.
  • Pretty terrible

    Predicable, campy, mix of a bunch of other stories remastered into this book. Space war? Well no, gritty war drama, well about as realistic as a Saturday cartoon; I guess if you took a bunch of other people's ideas and the plot point points from a half dozen corny sci-fi flicks, added some single dimension good guys and a few never really explained, what's the point of these guys, bad guys, oh and toss in a big six legged bear that eats people, well then you would have this book.
  • Review of First Strike

    By Tbrown2865
    First Strike has a well crafted plot, realistic characters and applaudable character development, and a well-paced timeline. However, the mediocre prose and grammatical errors, including awkward sentence structure and misused and/or miss-spelled words, detracted from the highly creative story line. It is this reviewer's opinion that the author has a great deal of potential, but should step up the prose and polish the grammar to become a first-rate novelist.
  • First Strike

    By VaBeachGentleman
    Good read. Interesting that Marines are still part of the Fleet (Navy) hundreds of years in the future. Has a hero and a romance, but not any really new weapons.
  • First Strrike

    By GilHero
    Good read. Fast moving. Some technical problems and some unbelievable events. Could use some more editing. Overall I enjoyed it and recommend it.