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Cobra Strike (Cobra #2)

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Will the COBRAS turn mercenary under Troft command?

If anyone had told Jonny Moreau the Cobras would one day take orders from the alien Troft, he would have laughed without humor. He'd lost too many friends during the Troft war, though the Cobras triumphed in the end.

Now, though, the Troft were trading partners - and they feared what might be a mutual danger. A new race, ru
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Mass Market Paperback, 344 pages
Published February 1st 1986 by Baen Books
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Katy
Aug 08, 2012 Katy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of military science fiction
Book Info: Genre: Military Science-fiction Reading Level: Adult

Disclosure: I received the 6th book in the series (or 3rd book in the 2nd trilogy) in exchange for an honest review; I have purchased these earlier books on my own, but am happy to provide an honest review anyway.

Synopsis: Will the COBRAs turn mercenary under Troft command? If anyone had told Jonny Moreau the Cobras would one day take orders from the alien Troft, he would have laughed without humor. He'd lost too many friends during
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Marko
Mar 30, 2011 Marko rated it liked it
Whereas the first novel in the series told the story of the beginning of the Cobra worlds through the eyes and life of Jonny Moreau, the sequel tells a more concise story. Set about 14 years after the events of the first one, Jonny Moreau has solidified his place in the politics but at the expense of his relationship with his wife and children. He is also suffering from arthritis and anemia - like all other men who have received the Cobra enhancements - and knows that he will die relatively youn ...more
Tyler
Jun 19, 2013 Tyler rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Please vote on list Best Timothy Zahn Novels.

This book takes place 14 years after the events of Cobra. Members of the Moreau family are the main characters; namely Jonny, Justin, Joshua, and Corwin. Gwen also makes a couple of appearances. A really solid and enjoyable entry in the series, just not quite as good as the first one. The twist at the end was unexpected and interesting. Good characters from Zahn as always.
Jesse Whitehead
Aug 21, 2012 Jesse Whitehead rated it liked it
Timothy Zahn is like an amusement park ride. Dare I say a Disneyland ride? When you get on a ride you know there might be some slow spots, just to catch your breath, but mostly it’s just going to go and twist you around in unexpected ways until you don’t think you can take any more. Then it ends.

I have more books by Timothy Zahn than any other author, and I still think that his original Star Wars books are better than any of the movies or books that have come since.

Cobra Strike is just more Timo
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Nathaniel
Mar 04, 2015 Nathaniel rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
This book was fun, but when I wrote the review (less than a week after finishing the book), the ending had failed to stick with me so thoroughly I had to re-download the book just to check that I had, indeed, finished it.

Turns out that I had. It's just that nothing much actually happens. It's a long story of a war doesn't get started. Which, come to think of it, is the same plot as the first book in the series, Cobra. But in that case the war was averted because of a courageous plot. In this cas
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Troy G
Dec 01, 2010 Troy G rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I don't feel like I can give an impartial review of this book. This book explores nearly all of my favorite tropes, and all together in one place. In many ways, this book was so many light years ahead of anything that I'd read before it, that it is probably the most fun I've ever had reading a book.

One of the most suprisingly awesome tropes in this book is the idea that myth can have power, and embracing your own reputation, however ill deserved, can give you advantages. This creates a crowning
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Keith Ross
May 09, 2016 Keith Ross rated it liked it
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Cobra Strike mainly follows the children of the hero of the original Cobra book. It's a Timothy Zahn book, and that alone gives it a certain value, but it's not nearly my favourite of what I've read of his. It's one of his earlier works, and I feel that shows. Many of the transitions are quite abrupt, and there are a number of point-of-view changes that break my interest away from the narrative and require me to re-focus on a new character (some of the characters are more interesting
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Jay Hendricks
Jul 27, 2008 Jay Hendricks rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: sci-fi fans
Shelves: sci-fi
Oh I really enjoy the Cobra series by Timothy Zahn and this one, the middle of the 3, is no exception. Set in the far future with a couple of planets of humans who have been separated by the rest of humanity by a whole bunch of aliens, they are given a chance to expand into new territory if they simply do a 'favor' for those same aliens.

Really this book leads into the next and last of the series but it still has all of the fun stuff you expect from humans who have technological enhancements ena
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Syaozhong
Oct 12, 2015 Syaozhong rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed, 2015
The contentious Cobra Worlds are marooned from Human Space, to prevent a 2nd War with the Troft. Decades later, the Troft-Human relationship has expanded and they are now trading partners. Now the Troft come to Jonny Moreau with an offer, as well as a plea- they have been facing sporadic attacks by an advanced force on another frontier.

The Troft request the help of the overcrowded Cobra Worlds to scout a group of planets, with the agreement that 5 planets will become theirs. The survey mission l
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Aerine
Mar 31, 2014 Aerine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
Second generation of Cobra warriors, and we are enjoying the limits dealing with only one race, and a couple of planets. That race has a problem with aliens in the area, and Jonny Moreau decides to train a new generation of Cobra's to take it on. Justin is a cobra, and his twin brother Joshua, go on the mission. It is pretty awesome, high stakes, keep reading type of space opera/new worlds exploration.
Darren
Dec 27, 2013 Darren rated it really liked it
Better than the first in the series. Great action scenes.
Dylan
Jun 17, 2010 Dylan rated it liked it
Good so far. The politics are a little boring.
Stephen Davis
Jun 11, 2016 Stephen Davis rated it really liked it
How to solve problems interacting with a paranoid branch of humanity.
Melinda
May 19, 2009 Melinda rated it really liked it
Also really really good; I liked the ending. It was not what I expected. It gave me hope that we can find non-violent endings to our problems.
Ron
Decent sequel to COBRA.
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Timothy Zahn attended Michigan State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1973. He then moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and achieved an M.S. degree in physics in 1975. While he was pursuing a doctorate in physics, his adviser became ill and died. Zahn never completed the doctorate. In 1975 he had begun writing science fiction as a hobby, and he bec ...more
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