A Rock and a Hard Place

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A Rock and a Hard Place
Product information
Type Novel
Author William H. Keith, Jr.
Publication information
Publisher Catalyst Game Labs
First published 21 September 2021
ISBN-10 1638610401
ISBN-13 978-1638610403
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline 15 September 3027 - 16 August 3028

The novel A Rock and a Hard Place by William H. Keith, Jr. was published on 21 September 2021.

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Just a few months after their universe-shaking campaign on Helm, and the distribution of the Helm Memory Core, all Grayson Carlyle and his Gray Death Legion want is to settle into their new home on Glengarry. But they barely touch down on-planet when a Lyran Commonwealth general contacts the GDL, intent on hiring them to track down and capture Draconis Combine agents behind a daring raid on Lyons.

Tracking the Kurita raiders to the Draconis border system of Valdis — better known as Wheel — Grayson and his people have their work cut out for them. The system's main feature is literally a wheel-shaped deep-space station and recharge facility at the Valdis star's zenith jump point. Its structure means a direct assault with BattleMechs will be extremely risky, both because of the tight quarters and the very real danger of an errant shot or missile depressurizing and destroying the entire station. Also, Grayson will be splitting his force, with Lori Kalmar providing a decoy operation on the nearby mining planet Valdis I, otherwise known as Rock, to draw the Combine's attention away from Wheel.

It's a high-risk operation on both ends, but Grayson and the GDL have their orders, and they intend to capture the Draconis operatives one way or the other…even if they have to risk destroying the entire space station to do so…

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