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The Desert of Stars (The Human Reach Book 2) by [Lumpkin, John]
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This is the second book of the Human Reach science fiction series. The first book, Through Struggle, the Stars, is available on Amazon as an ebook or paperback.

At the edge of the desert...

In 2141, humanity has attained the stars, but some nations have found their dreams of interstellar empire thwarted, and they have gone to war to ensure their futures beyond the Solar System.

In this thrilling sequel to Through Struggle, the Stars, U.S. Space Force Lieutenant Neil Mercer is sent to a strategic independent colony on the planet of Entente to curry favor with the repressive ruling government. On Earth, Neil's mentor, NSS operative Jim Donovan, seeks to bring in the powerful neutral states of India, Russia and Europa into the war on the allied side, first through diplomacy, and then through ... other means. Meanwhile, Neil's old friend, space defense artilleryman Rand Castillo, assumes a position of leadership among the guerrillas fighting in the occupied American continent on the planet Kuan Yin.

Initially light-years apart, their three stories will ultimately intertwine in a confrontation that will determine the fate of a planet, and perhaps their own fates, as well.

A novel of 110,000 words.

About the Author

John J. Lumpkin was born in 1973 in San Antonio, Texas, and educated at Texas Christian University, and, lately, the University of Colorado at Boulder. A former military affairs and national security reporter for the Albuquerque Journal and the Associated Press, his experience includes covering 9-11, walking the halls of CIA headquarters, and racing through Baghdad and Kabul in military convoys. He may also be the only person who has had a drink with both Donald Rumsfeld and Steve-O from Jackass (but, to be clear, not at the same time). Now a writer and teacher, he lives outside of Boulder, Colorado.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 940 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: John J. Lumpkin; 1 edition (March 18 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BWF56GA
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #426,850 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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