Allies (America's Galactic Foreign Legion, Book 8) by Walter Knight

By Walter Knight

The newest battle among the USA Galactic Federation and the Arthropodan Empire is over, and people and spiders at the moment are allies sure by way of a treaty. ahead of somebody can benefit from the tentative time of peace, the scorpions reappear with a vengeance. in keeping with the treaty contract among the hot allies, Colonel Joey R. Czerinski and his band of miscreant legionnaires are despatched on a facet journey to a terraformed Arthropodan asteroid to aid the spiders conflict the scorpions. With their ordinary serendipitous screw-ups, the legionnaires be capable to persuade the scorpions to give up. those that have been enemies turn into allies, and vice-versa. one other alien species makes a cameo visual appeal, and the go back of a feared nemesis places everybody on alert because the laughs proceed during this 8th installment of the army area saga long past fallacious.

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