The Price of Peace

  • Title: The Price of Peace
  • Author: Mike Moscoe Mike Shepherd
  • ISBN: 9780441006953
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Price of Peace In the wake of the war between the Society of Humanity and the Unity Party military ship Captain Inez Umboto and Lieutenant Terrance Trouble Tordon patrol the universe But in the no man s land of Rim
    In the wake of the war between the Society of Humanity and the Unity Party, military ship Captain Inez Umboto and Lieutenant Terrance Trouble Tordon patrol the universe But in the no man s land of Rim Space, pirates roam freely And Umboto and Tordon will soon learn that enforcing the peace can be just as expensive as fighting the war

    • The Price of Peace ¦ Mike Moscoe Mike Shepherd
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      Published :2019-01-23T15:50:53+00:00

    About Mike Moscoe Mike Shepherd


    1. Currently writes under the pseudonym Mike Shepherd


    351 Comments


    1. I am quickly discovering that finding an original series that a later series is based upon leads to a strong sense of familiarity. I don't know whether I actually read this book at some point in the past and simply never made the connection when I was reading the Kris Longknife series, or whether exposure to that series, which built off of this one led to my finding the story extremely familiar. Regardless, it was an enjoyable read, and further fleshed out characters that I had grown to know as [...]

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    2. Sequel to The First Casualty. Serious spoilers ahead for that.After the war, Izzy got her own ship. It's junk. But she's sent out after pirates, and does take one out. She goes on to an agricultural planet -- where some of her people vanish on shore leave, and some of the locals are vanishing too. It gets complicated from there.It involves setting three fires, raising drugs, smuggling a message out, widows ensuring that no prisoners are taken, color-coordinated devices, refitting a ship, a plane [...]

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    3. Good look at how we got the Longknife Universe

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    4. This book didn't jump as often between points of view, so I felt less whipsawed. There is plenty of ground and space action, and we learn how Trouble and Mrs. Trouble met. Difficult to put down, but the Longknife books are harder still.

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    5. This is the 2nd book in the Jump Universe series by Mike Moscoe/Mike Shepherd. For those of you who have read the Kris Longknife books, events in these books take place before Kris was ever born. This one tells how Lieutenant "Trouble" Tordon (Kris Longknife's other great grandfather) meets and marries Ruth Edris (Kris Longknife's other great grandmother) and with Commander Izzy Umboto stop a bunch of pirates and slavers who have taken over the planet Riddle and are using the slaves to raise a n [...]

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    6. Another great iteration in the series. It is book two but it really seems more a prequel and continuation to the Longknife series and I am enjoying the characters he has developed. Portions of this book seemed really familiar as a Longknife book had a similar plot. I was not bothered because I do think that people will stoop to a low and traffic people and slaves if they can get away with it. I like the interactions between Marine and Navy and even though I am not military, it feels authentic li [...]

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    7. This was a vast improvement over the first book in the series. The narrative is much more coherent and less "machine-gunned", with no jarring jumps between points of view. It's a more personal story than the first one, with less galaxy-moving consequences, but the suspence and action are still riveting and there is actual depth to the main characters. The secondary characters still suffer from being two-dimensional cutouts for the most part, and some of the conflicts get resolved somewhat unconv [...]

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    8. This was another great read, I enjoyed it more so than the previous book in the series. Lots of great action! If you like military sci-fi, then this book is one you will really enjoy. Good solid characters and story that kept me turning pages. Kept me up late a couple days in a row because I had a hard time putting this book down. If you have read The First Casualty then I highly recommend you follow up with this book. If you have not read the previous book, then I suggest reading that one first [...]

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    9. After the war, Izzy Umboto (a minor character from the first book) is given independent command and a mandate to keep the peace on the rim. She and her crew uncover a slavery plot.Compared to the first book, this one is far more focused. There is a clear feeling of moving forward instead of flying about all over the place.Note: Mike Moscoe is more well known under the pen name Mike Shepherd. The Society of Humanity series is set in the same universe as the Kris Longknife books, but several decad [...]

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    10. Book 2 is a great add on to the Jump Universe Novels. It is providing wonderful background building on the characters for the Kris Longknife series. You got to know "Trouble", "Ruth" and "Izzy". Who are characters in the Kris Longknife series. Lt. Trouble has gotten himself into a situation that requires Capt Izzy Umboto to come to his rescue. Along the way he meets Ruth and fell in love. Great plot, a lots of twist in the story and wanting the "good guys" to win.

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    11. The second in the Jump Universe series and starring yet more of Kris Longknife's ancestors.This one definitely let me see more of Shepherd's military background (as a Navy brat anyway!) and I appreciated his insights and thoughts on war and conquest and the aftermath.An enjoyable, challenging, and fun book.

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    12. This is another in the back-story series from Kris Longknife. Here we follow Ruth and Trouble as they rescue planets and each other from slavers.While the first book was heavy on the tactics of war, this one involved the realities of protecting everyone in the aftermath. More focus on families, politics, and criminals than guns and missiles.Good stuff.

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    13. Alot better then the first book, and you get to see these supporting Kris seires characters when they are young and it makes for a interesting story and i'm glad i finally got to figure out how trouble got kidnapped twice which was worth the read in itself.

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    14. Getting betterThere still are "changes in scenery" that can be a little jarring, but at least this time we aren't jumping sides in a war. Good read and good development of some of the Heroes in the Kris Longknife series.

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    15. Probably 3.5 stars. It had plusses and minuses compared to the first book in the series.

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    16. Fun addition to this series and additional background to the Kris Longknife series.

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    17. So that's how the bit with slavers went Good to finally know the story behind the joke!

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    18. I would have sworn I had read this before. Very familiar plot but I don't remember when I would have read it. Still quite enjoyable.

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    19. Enjoyable story but I am wondering if Mike Shepherd and Mike Moscoe reused the outline for a Kris Longknife book. VERY similar. I was a bit disappointed.

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    20. Decent SF military action.

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    21. Greed can kill you. Yours or someone else's.

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    22. Again, decent enough but a bit predictable. Also, the ending sets up a moral dilemma for the main characters and then gets them out of it through a deus ex machina.

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