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When All Seems Lost (Legion #7)

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Captured by the alien Ramanthians, diplomat Christine Vanderveen must protect the Confederacy?s President from both their captors and fellow prisoners. But rescue is on the way, led by Lieutenant Tonio Sanchez, Vanderveen?s former lover, who must try to set aside his personal feelings for the sake of the mission.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Ace (first published October 2nd 2007)
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Fred Hughes
Mar 29, 2015 Fred Hughes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series never seems to last long as you are reading along, oblivious to time passing, and then you are done.

Well drawn out and compelling characters plus a story arc that grabs your attention are the hallmarks of all the books in the "Legion of the Damned" series by William C. Dietz.

As a military science fiction genre there is always the chaffing between the political masters and the military whose honor requires them to obey sometimes obtuse objectives within unrealistic deadlines.

And then
Daniel McGill
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the Dirty Dozen pulled the Great Raid on the Bridge Over the River Kwai while mounted on Foreign Legion cyborgs more then eight hundred years in the future? No? Well what's wrong with you? I wonder about that kind of thing all the time. Well for those of us with some creatively imaginative curiosity William C. Dietz finally puts forward a cogent and detailed hypothesis on this scenario.

William C. Dietz is an excellent author of military action / polit
Nov 26, 2010 Tasula rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
probably modeled on Bataan death march- excellent part of the Legion of the Damned SF military series- great characters and action
Francis Gahren
The seventh Legion of the Damned novel (after 2004's For Those Who Fell) continues the unapologetically brutal military SF saga with a pedal-to-the-metal plot jam-packed with intrigue, deep space adventure and futuristic combat.

With an interstellar war looming, Marcott Nankool, the president and CEO of the Confederacy of Sentient Beings, and his entourage (including Christine Vanderveen) are captured by the Ramanthians, a ruthless insectoid race bent on nothing short of complete dominion over a
Steven Allen
Aug 13, 2015 Steven Allen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-to-go, not-kept
A very enjoyable read. I have always liked Dietz's books of the Legion of the Damned. I did feel some of the characters got a short thrift and died far too conveniently such as SGT Gomez and the cyborg Snyder. Perhaps the publisher was attempting to keep page count to an arbitrary number. Despite my grumblings of the character's death, I enjoyed the book. I am looking forward to reading more the Legion of the Damned.
I.F. Adams
One of the weaker books in the Legion of the Damned series. Based very loosely off of the bataan death march and the later rescue of the troops.
Jun 04, 2014 Bill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A slow start but soon spins out of control in a good way. Captain Santana and General Booly battle corrupt Confederacy politicians and the Ramanthian Empire to liberate diplomats and military personnel from a prison planet.
Kevin Shockey
Mar 08, 2016 Kevin Shockey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, military
Very fun read.
Mark Baller
Jul 20, 2014 Mark Baller rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book looking for the rest of the series now
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William Corey Dietz grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a corpsman, graduated from the University of Washington and worked as a surgical technician, college instructor, and news writer. Later he worked for US West in a number of different marketing communications and public relations related positions, before leaving to accept a job as Director of Public Relat ...more
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