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The Shield

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As a Shield, William Grayson's entire life centered around combat training for the sole purpose of protecting the Circle. To him there was nothing else in life, no other temptations, no goals, no dreams of family. He and the other Shields were trained warriors; a tolerated, necessary evil in a world where
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published April 8th 2012 by Amazon Digital Services
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May 02, 2015 Zarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-lendable
This book has an interesting premise. I love the ironic social implications of a group of elite soldiers defending the peaceful ways of a society they can obviously never be part of. Some of the most moving lines of the book come from Grayson (usually just referred to as The Shield) in reference to his role. I have to be honest though, I had a hard time believing humans could ever be so peaceful. It just seems to go against our very nature and, of course, the existence of the Shields speaks to ...more
Apr 21, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it
The Shield are a group of elite body guards meant to protect the few men who now lead a world based on peaceful co-existence. A world meant to be free of violence but educated enough to know the impossibility of that ideal. The Shield are trained to find threats and dispose of them. An unidentified alien ship is heading towards Europa and the Prime Minister heads out to great it. Safe to say, The Shields are put to work! It’s like Jack Reecher in space people!

Sci-Fi is not usually my thing, but
Nov 01, 2015 Gordon rated it it was amazing
Way better than i expected

I got this book on my Kindle either free it for 99p so I did noir have great hopes but it was really good. Interesting characters, great plot and plenty of action. The world Peter Jones has created is complex, well I organised and well thought through. And while its good to have some reflection on motives and philosophy there is not too much because people who read this book will be reading it for the action and it dies not disappoint. I've already bought book 2.
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