Tuesday, November 7, 2017

FP/TT: A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff

Every Tuesday Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea posts the first paragraph of a book she is reading or planning to read. She provides a linky for others to post theirs.

Here's mine:
"Gunrunners," Werst snarled, sliding over the almost buried shell of the APC as rounds impacted against the metal. "Gunrunners, they told us, not users."

Link up here. It is very easy to play along:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Everyone loves Teaser Tuesday.
Here's mine:
"You didn't identify yourselves as Wardens," Ferin snarled, responding to Torin's side of the conversation.

"You opened fire before we had the chance."

"We thought you were the Berins."

"You're not allowed to shoot them either."
Both of these are from A Peace Divided by Tanya Huff. This is military science fiction and the second book in the Peacekeeper series. Here is the description from Amazon:
Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr had been the very model of a Confederation Marine. No one who’d ever served with her could imagine any circumstance that would see her walking away from the Corps.

But that was before Torin learned the truth about the war the Confederation was fighting…before she’d been declared dead and had spent time in a prison that shouldn’t exist…before she’d learned about the “plastic” beings who were really behind the war between the Confederation and the Others. That was when Torin left the military for good.

Yet she couldn’t walk away from preserving and protecting everything the Confederation represented. Instead, ex-Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr drew together an elite corps of friends and allies—some ex-Marines, some civilians with unique skills—and together they prepared to take on covert missions that the Justice Department and the Corps could not—or would not—officially touch. But after their first major mission, it became obvious that covert operations were not going to be enough.

Although the war is over, the fight goes on and the Justice Department finds its regular Wardens unable to deal with violence and the people trained to use it. Ex-Gunnery Sergeant Torin Kerr has a solution: Strike Teams made up of ex-military personnel, small enough to maneuver quickly, able to work together if necessary. Justice has no choice but to implement her idea and Torin puts her team of independent contractors back into uniform. It isn’t war, it is policing, but it often looks much the same.

When the scientists doing a preliminary archaeological dig on a Class Two planet are taken hostage, Torin’s team is sent to free them. The problem of innocents in the line of fire is further complicated by the fact that the mercenaries holding them are a mix of Confederation and Primacy forces, and are looking for a weapon able to destroy the plastic aliens who’d started and maintained the war.

If Torin weren’t already torn by wanting that weapon in play, she also has to contend with the politics of peace that have added members of the Primacy—former enemies—to her team. Before they confront the mercenaries, Torin will have to sift through shifting loyalties as she discovers that the line between “us” and “them” is anything but straight.


  1. Interesting teaser! Totally new to me read! Hope you're enjoying it!

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  2. I really enjoyed this one - Tanya Huff is a favourite author:). My TT this week is an intriguing epic fantasy - https://sjhigbee.wordpress.com/2017/11/07/teaser-tuesday-6th-november-2017/

  3. Hmm, I'm not a fan of military and/or Sci-Fi books, but for those who are, this one sounds tempting.

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  4. Ooh, this sounds good! And they left out some serious need to know info. LOL

    My TT from Thief's Mark

  5. I've had my eye on this series.

  6. Interesting teaser. Might not be for me, but it looks like a good book. Hope you're enjoying it!

  7. Yep, way too much shooting going on here. Makes me want to read more. :)

  8. It sounds interesting although I don't think its for me. I do hope you enjoy.

  9. Military SF, definitively my cup of tea. Thanks for this one!

  10. Well, mistakes with "firing" guns are kinda big ones! Love that teaser, and that opening, so great! Thanks for stopping by! Happy reading!


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