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Casserine opens with the two main characters confronting one another in a space hospital, where Sergeant Jake Matthews wakes up strapped to a gurney. After a brief struggle, his attending doctor, Lieutenant Adrian Byers convinces him of his whereabouts. She returns to the heavy gravity planet Casserine with him, where Matthews had been wounded in a battle with space pirates in his duties as the outpost's sole sentry. They fall in love, and all is well until Matthews is recruited to battle an alien horde he earned a medal of honor fighting against years before.
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With his closest friends, Charlie Mercer and Tim Dougherty, Jake leads an armada against the seeded monsters, left as a form of weapon to halt the expanding Earth colonies. Once Jake learns the origin of the monsters, he sets out to defeat the ones responsible, propelling all of known and unknown space into intergalactic war.

In addition to the monstrous aliens, Matthews creates a battle plan to defeat, he must cope with an Earth Control unfeeling of its own space force losses. After overthrowing Earth Control, with the help of a renegade isolationist United States, Matthews utilizes newly discovered jump gates to surprise and defeat the alien races using the monstrous bugs to halt human expansion. His romance with Lieutenant Adrian Byers endures monsters, aliens, Earth Control, and space pirates as she endeavors to stay as close to the Marine she married as intergalactic war permits.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Romance    -   Yes Romance plotlets:    -   two lovers coping with tough mission War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   lasers Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   super strength


Earth setting:    -   distant future Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human warship A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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