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Chain of Command – Snippet 42

The book should be out now so this is the final snippet. Chain of Command – Snippet 42 ***** “Curse the Cottohazz and curse the uZmataanki!” Admiral Tyjaa e-Lapeela raged. Vice-Captain Takaar Nuvaash, Speaker for the Enemy, listened in what … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 41

Chain of Command – Snippet 41 Chapter Twenty-Two 1 January 2134 (the next day) (eleventh day in K’tok orbit) Sam floated out of his shower sphere, pulled off his shower mask, and checked the time: 0615, January First. Welcome to … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 40

Chain of Command – Snippet 40 Chapter Twenty-One 31 December 2133 (later the same day) (tenth day in K’tok orbit) Sam had finished his dinner and evening administrative work when he heard the chime at his cabin door. He turned … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 39

Chain of Command – Snippet 39 Chapter Twenty 31 December 2133 (two days later) (tenth day in K’tok orbit) The general quarters gong still sounded and Goldjune had already moved to the Maneuvering One chair when Sam arrived on the … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 38

Chain of Command – Snippet 38 Navarro had seen this coming, and Sam had as well, perhaps with less certainty. Admiral Kayumati had hinted at it in his and Sam’s only holo-conference. But the task force staff could have given … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 37

Chain of Command – Snippet 37 Chapter Nineteen 29 December 2133 (three days later) (eighth day in K’tok orbit) Larry Goldjune had already moved to the Maneuvering One chair by the time Sam got to the bridge. “Sir, the boat … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 36

Chain of Command – Snippet 36 “How serious was the damage?” “Cruiser Four-Two-Eight was a total loss, of course, when it exited jump space into a planetoid. A fire lance hit disabled the jump drive of Four-Two-Nine and the captain … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 35

Chain of Command – Snippet 35 Chapter Eighteen 26 December 2133 (one hour later) (fifth day in K’tok orbit) The forty-eight hours following the uBakai attack had been filled with frantic work, first trying to recover survivors from the two … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 34

Chain of Command – Snippet 34 “Damned if I know,” she said. “I really had better find out, hadn’t I?” “Let me just make sure I got all of this squared away,” Rivera said. “The uBakai are cranking up the … Continue reading

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Chain of Command – Snippet 33

Chain of Command – Snippet 33 Chapter Seventeen 26 December 2133 (two days later) (fifth day in K’tok orbit) The four holo-conference attendees seemed to float in space, each one surrounded by a small sphere of imagery–a cabin, a wardroom, … Continue reading

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