The Ghost Brigades
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.The universe is a... show more
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.The universe is a dangerous place for humanity-and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat.At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.
Publish date: April 1st 2007
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 222
Edition language: English
Series: Old Man's War (#2)
I rate this 6 out of 10. I'm only raising it to a 6 is because of the last chapter. Sort of a 'and they lived happily ever after' chapter. The Ghost Brigades is a book about a traitor, his research, and the Special Forces of the Colonial Union. Jared Dirac was created for two purposes. Number one is...
Right, so Scalzi seems to be like eating chocolates: YUM! That was good. Where's the next one? The characters seemed not so strong in this sequel to Old Man's War but we learn a bit more context for humanity's constant interstellar warring with sundry (200+) alien species and there's an interestin...
The Ghost Brigades" took a while to get going for me. I was honestly worried about getting into a DNF situation because the first part is typical Scalzi-disease. He starts trying to over explain the world and the science behind everything at the same time. Usually I am just confused and then go, wai...
This is the second book in the Old Man's War Series. While not as original as the first, this book explored human consciousness and continued the story of the relations between humans and other races. I enjoyed the story, but was a bit disappointed that the while many of the characters returned, t...
Book 2 of Old Man's War. More talking, less action made me like it less than book 1. There were pages I skipped completely because I wasn't interested in the science or rambling exposition. I also skipped some other parts that were about sex, also unnecessary and added nothing to the plot and jus...