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Bolo Strike (Bolo #12)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Bolo Mark XXXIII is in the vanguard of an all-out strike against the planet Caern. The enemy is the Aetryx, unknown beings who enslave other species and promise them immortality. In the heat of the battle as Bolo battle Bolo-human hybrid, Colonel Jon Streicher and his men discover that the Aetryx may not be slaves after all, but gods who can make good on their promise of e...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Baen Books (first published 2001)
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Bolo Strike is a novella stretched out to novel length. The characters are simply but clearly defined. Exactly 2 characters grow along obvious trajectories. That said, the combat sequences are well written and although the story unfolds predictably, it is enjoyable.
I was... satisfied... with this book. It's a full length Bolo novel written by William H. Keith Jr. (Who goes by numerous pen names as well), but it wasn't up to the standards of the short stories or the full length novels written by other writers (like Ringo and Weber). The tanks aren't as likeable, the plot is kind of muddied, and the intensity that makes the shorter stories engaging page turners isn't present here. Part of it is Keith trying to take the universe off in a single direction, par...more
Jonathan Stevens

A complete Bolo novel, a good story for its type (i.e. lots
of high tech shootouts). Fun.
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Bill Keith was raised in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, and served in the Navy as a corpsman for many years. In addition to writing fiction and non-fiction works, he is an award-winning illustrator/artist.

He has also published under the psuedonyms:
Ian Douglas (SF series: Heritage, Legacy, Inheritance, Star Carrier series)
H. Jay Riker (SEALS:The Warrior Breed series)
Keith Douglass (Carrier...more
More about William H. Keith Jr....
Decision at Thunder Rift (Saga of the Grey Death Legion, #1) Bolo Rising Mercenary's Star (Saga of the Gray Death Legion, #2) Price of Glory (Saga of the Gray Death Legion, #3) Bolo Brigade (Bolo, #4)

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