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The Butcher's Bill

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Tanks don't fight without crews. The men and women who crew Colonel Hammers tanks are the best in the human universe -- and they re ready to prove it for anybody who can afford to hire them by:
-- Facing an enemy whose soldiers can't be found but whose civilians can.
-- Route marching through unexplored -- and increasingly hostile -- jungle.
-- Trying to live after the shoot
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Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by Baen
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I was skeptical that stories of mercenary tank companies, all by the same author, would be significantly different stories, but I was pleasantly surprised at the diversity of the eight stories in this book (plus a ninth, which seems more of an epilogue). Though there is plenty of battle, none of the stories is simply about defeating the opposition; they explore themes such as loyalty, purpose, self-doubt, lust, and, of course, the high and multiple costs of war. Drake's terse style sometimes lea ...more
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Shelves: brp-f
David Drake is the Master of military Sci-Fi.
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David Drake is an American author of science fiction and fantasy literature. A Vietnam War veteran who has worked as a lawyer, he is now one of the major authors of the military science fiction genre.
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