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Mission Zero (Fourth Fleet Irregulars #1)

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Skipper Alex von Strada is one of the Fleet’s highest achieving officers, commanding the corvette Minnow with a company of eccentric officers and last-chance crew sent to him for rehab.

After a PR disaster has activists and media storming the Admiralty gates, First Lord Dix Harangay sends Minnow out on a makework patrol. Inspector Mako Ireson goes with them to investigate
Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published July 23rd 2011
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I Humbert
Dec 03, 2011 I Humbert rated it really liked it
Mako was not much of a spacer but had to supervise the treatment given to three parolees aboard a military spaceship on a somewhat dull patrol journey. With that simple background story, the author creates a multiple-worlds society in the far future. The descriptions are so detailed that you start believing the Fleet, and the Admiralty, really exist in a clearly defined society. But, most of all, the reader is shocked to see in that far future the same degree of greed, corruption, difficult ...more
Sam harris
Nov 01, 2015 Sam harris rated it it was amazing
This book was great, i was looking for good sci fi and I totally found it here. Mac Donald Makes the story great from the start with the perspective of a reporter. He then swaps views to the crew and eventually the protagonist. In this vital book he tells of Mako the reporter and his trip on the minnow. Alex the captain starts off thinking he is a no-good reporter but Mako ends up with the captains trust in the end. Even though his career status goes down because of the media he firmly sticks to ...more
Sharon Warren
Mar 25, 2014 Sharon Warren rated it liked it
Very Wordy

Well edited ! Thanks, that means allot.. The plot drags and is not that special except for the references ,which are an obvious setup for sequel sales. I might buy like the fourth in this series but definitely not the second or third.. Again Thanks for the excellent editing. I mean the trash out there that people who don't use spell check or grammar scanner is ridiculous to me.
John T. Dueker
Nov 19, 2015 John T. Dueker rated it did not like it
Sorry I bought it

The language is simplistic and entire chapters are used to explain minor issues like a ladder.

The science attempt is insane, there is not even a thread of reality, might have been better to just have a magical explanation. The attempts to explain military regulations are insulting.
Ed Tinkertoy
Dec 08, 2014 Ed Tinkertoy rated it really liked it
This was an interesting read and different from many sci fi books I have read because it dealt more with people than with plot. It spent a lot of time describing the ship and it's crew. There was no space battle. In the end it turned into a space patrol drug bust. It was a good introduction to the Fourth Fleet Irregulars series.
Mick Bird
Nov 04, 2015 Mick Bird rated it really liked it
A very enjoyable read

I have fully enjoyed reading this book. The main players are well made and rounded. Following the crew with a civilian inspector aboard to check on three returning spacers coming back from serving a sentence in prison. The patrol goes from a simple one to a longer and more interesting one then the crew expected.
Caleb Brown
Oct 12, 2015 Caleb Brown rated it did not like it
See, you see!

You see, this really needed and editor, see, to avoid using the same turn of phrase, see, over and over and over, see, so much that all the reader ends up seeing is, see, you see, in run on after run on, see!
Douglas B. Hull
Jun 28, 2016 Douglas B. Hull rated it it was amazing

I read the last book in this series. It got me hooked. Now I'm starting with book one and reading to the end. So var my opinion has not changed. Great series.
Michael Ellefson
Jun 18, 2014 Michael Ellefson rated it really liked it

author weaves an interesting tale. I look forward the next installment and see where it leads the captain and crew
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