Desperate Measures: The Issog



The Commonwealth Of Stars, COS, Has Been Invaded By The Issog, A Bat Like Species Who Considers The Humans Not Only Animals, But Livestock Over The Past Several Years Of War They Have Encroached Farther Into COS Space, And The Consensus Is For The Issog To Defeat The Commonwealth Within The Next Five Years To Make Matters Worse, The Arrith Nation, A Lizard Like Species, Is Building Up Its Fleets To Take On The Winner The Bats Or The Monkeys As They Refer To Them Since The Winner Will Have All But Exhausted Its Navy The Commonwealth S Only Hope Is That A Newly Developed Technology Can Help Them Defeat The Issog And Retain Sufficient Resources Afterward To Force The Arrith To Continue Their Twenty Year Nonaggression Treaty But The Technology Is Unproven And Possibly Beyond The Humans Ability To AdaptDesperate Measures: The Issog

I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and joined the military right out of high school I served twenty two years in the United States Air Force as a certified internal auditor While in the military service, I lived in seven states and two foreign countries, and obtained two degrees a BS in mathematics and an MS in computer science After I retired from the Air Force, I secured a position with Digital Equipment Corporation, located in Bedford, Massachusetts, as a software course developer and instructor I worked twenty two years at DEC and held positions as a course developer, course development manager, software engineer, and software engineering manager Today, I m retired and live in Tucson, Arizona, with my wife of fifty three years My daughter and two grandchildren live in Maryland I began writing several years after I retired, when I was seventy My first two attempts remain in my desk drawer good ideas, but poorly written Subsequently, I co authored, with Jeanne Tomlin, three fantasy novels Talon of the Raptor Clan, Scales of Justice, and All My Friends Have Wings young adults Talon of the Raptor Clan was sold to ePress online Books and came out in July 2009 Since then I have written two additional novels The Laughing Hounds urban fantasy and The Riss Gamble science fiction My hobbies for the past forty years have been kung fu and tai chi.

[[ BOOKS ]] ⚣ Desperate Measures: The Issog Author C.R. Daems – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Kindle Edition
  • 363 pages
  • Desperate Measures: The Issog
  • C.R. Daems
  • 14 October 2018

10 thoughts on “Desperate Measures: The Issog

  1. says:

    Overly complicatedIt was an interesting idea, the concept of a battleship monitored by implant Truly.But..No military can function like depicted There was no mention of military intelligence, no mention of the crews The admirality seems to spend its time in their own rooms, drinking When the Odin was destroyed and Zoe relocated to the Thor, the crew of the Thor was mentioned yet later on we have first and second bridge crew commanders of the Odin are responding When did they get aboard Wha Overly complicatedIt was an interesting idea, the concept of a battleship monitored by implant Truly.But..No military can function like depicted There was no mention of military intelligence, no mention of the crews The admirality seems to spend its time in their own rooms, drinking When the Odin was destroyed and Zoe relocated to the Thor, the crew of the Thor was mentioned yet later on we have first and second bridge crew commanders of the Odin are responding When did they get aboard What happened to the original commanders The book started with Zoe Lafon That remained for three quarters of the book Then the focus got to Admiral Simons And for the last 10 percent of the book we suddenly have two new space species saving the day Lastly the battles were overly complicated I understand the reasoning behind but if reading two pages of A2 skipping to CF1 then returning to M2, etc. you lost me there.An interesting read, but I won t read a second one

  2. says:

    Good read.Having read the collection of books based on the RISE the sixth book ended with a link to this book I was expectingof the RISE storyline to continue but was initially dissapointed when there was no mention of the RISE and leader Rheese They did not appear untill the end of the book and then in just a couple of chapters saved the day All in all it is a good read I hope there will bebooks in the series.

  3. says:

    Simple beyond belief.Maybe there are other books in the series that I have missed, but this was simple beyond belief No plot twist, no unexpected subterfuge and not really much in the way of a plot It had great potential and cleary the author can write, but there is no compelling story or reason to be interested in any of the characters

  4. says:

    Boring This is the first book by the author that I did not enj2at all There was no character development, the plot was lacking in depth, the action sequences did not hold my attention very well and overall found the storyline could not keep me reading for very long.

  5. says:

    In some ways I quite enjoyed this book, but it had some issues and I really wasn t sure what rating to give it view spoiler After the slow start to the book, while Zoe is being prepared to command the new ship, I was interested to see how the conflict would develop when the Odin was finally involved in a battle, but I began to notice some inconsistencies, for example after the initial fight the author writes The eight Issog cruisers were destroyed, while the Commonwealth lost only two.Then a In some ways I quite enjoyed this book, but it had some issues and I really wasn t sure what rating to give it view spoiler After the slow start to the book, while Zoe is being prepared to command the new ship, I was interested to see how the conflict would develop when the Odin was finally involved in a battle, but I began to notice some inconsistencies, for example after the initial fight the author writes The eight Issog cruisers were destroyed, while the Commonwealth lost only two.Then a few pages later while the admiral is taking to the Commonwealth crewsToday, the Issog had a bad day and lost eight to our fiveMy problem with these inconsistencies is it makes me begin to question the story, so instead of just being able to go with the flow I am always checking does this make sense Once you start to question the story there are lots of things that don t make sense e.g The marines come out badly when fighting the Issog on the ground, so why doesn t the Commonwealth use armour, either personnel or even vehicles Why don t they use their air superiority to strafe and bomb them Also at one point Perkins says The Issog have no way to produce new cruisers, so when we destroy one, they have one less. How did they make them in the first place How can they keep the war going if they can t replace casualties Why isn t this explained There is a hint much later in the book, but no clear explanation.Early in the description of the Odin class cruisers it was made clear they had bigger andeffective lasers, but nobody ever seems to use them hide spoiler The appearance of the Riss at the end of the book was a bit strange Before starting this book I thought it might be book 7 in the Riss series but after reading the initial blurb it appeared it must be a stand alone or new series Now I am just confused Although not quite as confused by CF2 skipped to M5 and CF3 to M6 etc etc etc

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