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Peace Warrior [Kindle Edition]

Steven L. Hawk
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PEACE WARRIOR

It’s the mid-21st century when Sergeant First Class Grant Justice is killed during an ambush on an enemy tank column.

Six hundred years later, his body is retrieved from the frozen, arctic lake where he perished. Re-animated by a team of scientists, Grant awakens to a civilization that has abolished war. A civilization that has outlawed violence and cherishes Peace above all else. A civilization that has been enslaved by an alien race called the Minith.

Grant is humankind’s final hope against the alien menace. He must be the... Peace Warrior.

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About the Author

Steve spent six years as a Military Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division before joining the ranks of corporate America. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Western Governor's University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has traveled extensively across the United States and, at various times, has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Massachusetts, California and Idaho. Steve Hawk currently resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Juanita. Together, they have a blended family of five sons... and two chihuahuas.

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  • File Size: 503 KB
  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1452891664
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  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UHVYQE
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94 of 97 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read August 9, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
From the moment I started reading this book, the author reeled me in. You are immediately thrown inside the mind of Sgt. First Class Grant Justice while he is leading his men on a combat operation. Unfortunately Sgt. Justice is savagely killed on the mission and his mangled body ends up in the frigid waters of a lake. This scene sets up the premise for the rest of the story.

Flash forward 600 years and the reader is propelled into a time when all the inhabitants on Earth are peaceful. There are no wars, no fighting or even any bickering. This utopian world is the perfect place for the savage and military race, the Minith, to invade and conquer. The Minith rule with an iron fist and the humans are easily enslaved because aggression and violent tendencies have been bred out of them.

I found the chapters dealing with the Earth Peace Council dragged a bit. Their names were complicated and dialogue was stilted, but as soon as Senior Scientist Tane Roland was introduced, I was eagerly turning the pages again. I would have liked it if the author had let us see more into Tane's inner thoughts. He is an anomaly among the humans and it would have been great if his character had been fleshed out more. I would have also liked more back story for the major prison characters. A few fell flat for me.

Tane receives permission from the Council to awaken the newly improved bioengineered Grant Justice and from the moment Grant opens his eyes I was back under his spell. Grant was given an impossible task, but relying on his 600 year old military experience might just save the planet. The author kept Grant true to his ideals and morals throughout the book and it clearly reflected the author's military experience.

Without giving the climax away, I can say that I couldn't stop reading. Page after page flew by during the final chapters. This is an impressive debut novel for this author and I look forward to reading more by him.
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Like Demolition Man but better. July 27, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
The plot sounds a little like Demolition Man, but this book takes it to another level. It gets inside the mind of a soldier and his desire to save man kind. I agree it does stall in a few places, but still well worth the read.
A strong start from the author who draws on his experience in the military. Its good to see former soldiers using their experience to expand the minds of future generations. Good work.
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56 of 68 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Plot, Stunted delivery September 14, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
For thousands of years, humanity has stood on the brink on annihilation as nations warred against each other for supremacy. Finally, when it seemed that all of the human race would be destroyed, the surviving cultures found a way to suppress their violent tendencies and achieve a lasting peace. But just as the human race had settled into the idea of a future without war, the empire-building Minith attacked and enslaved the Earth. Now, humanity is faced with a choice. Maintain the peace it sought for so long even if it means remaining enslaved to an alien species, or unleash its ancient warlike nature once more to liberate the planet.

This is the premise behind Peace Warrior. Steven L. Hawk presents a bleak future where humanity has lost both the ability and will to defend itself from an oppressive, alien regime. Unable to actually fight for themselves, however, humanity needs to find a hero. That hero is Grant Justice, a war hero frozen in time during the last great war who, through the science of cryogenics, is brought back to life to teach humanity how to defend itself.

At times, Peace Warrior is an exciting and thought provoking story that asks a lot of important questions about what it means to be human. But much of the story gets bogged down by the author's tendency to reduce everything to a stereotype. The Minith are rather one-dimensional bad guys, never really developing into anything other that an evil race that needs to be defeated. In truth, they aren't even really interesting bad guys. More like greedy intergalactic capitalists with a license to kill workers.

The human race has been reduced to six major remaining "cultures": S'mercan, Urop'n, As'n, Musl'n, Afc'n, and N'mercan.
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39 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Drama and I've already seen this movie. April 3, 2011
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The prologue introducing the main character was very nice, unfortunately the book took a bad turn from there.

First, there is no drama. There's never a sense of danger when main characters are involved. Any task the protagonist sets out to achieve, he does so, on his first attempt. There isn't really an antagonist, just a stereotypical character that acts as a weak villain.

Second, this book is a combination of the films Demolition Man and Battlefield Earth. Grant Justice is frozen in ice and awakened years later to help a peaceful society battle an alien force. In Demolition Man, John Spartan(Sly Stallone) is awakened from cryo-sleep to battle a violent criminal that the current pacifist society can't handle. The Minith aliens are almost an exact carbon copy of the Psychlos. Both have dominated man and are eight feet tall humanoids with either feline or bat traits. Both plots involve a turnaround resistance and the use of advanced learning machines.

I could go further, but why bother. This book isn't worth more thought.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace Warrior by Steven L. Hawk August 25, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book. This is an excellent read, especially as a first book from this author. The story line is intriguing and quite believable. Great if you are a sci-fi or military fan. You can feel the heart and mind of a true soldier. The character development is terrific; you know and can relate to the individuals-from Tane to Mr. Blue.

As I do not have a lot of time to read (not as important to some readers), having shorter chapters and reading breaks makes it much easier for me to enjoy a book. I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone
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Published 1 day ago by mom8122
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent first attempt
And it could make a good B movie starring unknowns.... give 'em all a chance! Steven has earned a chance in my opinion.
Published 6 days ago by garydavi
5.0 out of 5 stars couldn't put it down!
This first installment of the series was great! Characters were well written with great depth and feelings. The storyline was brilliantly composed and believable. Read more
Published 10 days ago by SUSAN TUBRE
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read.
The Time Machine meets combat marine. Okay the premise is a bit weak: all aggression has been programmed out of humans so that they will die raather than commit violence, which... Read more
Published 11 days ago by James lange
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique story line, worth picking up.
An interesting plot but it jumped a bit further ahead than my suspension of belief could handle. All around not a bad story at all.
Published 12 days ago by Failtelorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Peace Warrior
I really enjoyed this book. The struggles implemented in the book are believable. I am not a veteran, but the conflict between peace and violence was portrayed well. Read more
Published 12 days ago by lynchmary3831
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I read this book all the way through but there were several times I was tempted to put in down. It is sort of like a rewrite of The Stallone and Snipes movie "Demolition... Read more
Published 16 days ago by Ervin M. Sims
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Published 19 days ago by Stephen Purvis
3.0 out of 5 stars Good job. Keep it up!
Good book I'm not a big fight reader, but the plot kept me interested . Really appreciated the authors notes that explain how reviews help writer more than the book. Read more
Published 19 days ago by hotpink
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice beginning, but not a complete book
Honestly, I enjoyed this book right up to the last chapter and then was totally disgusted. The writing is excellent, the story line interesting, and the pace right on the mark. Read more
Published 29 days ago by Ron Watts
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Steven L. Hawk spent six years as a Military Intelligence Specialist with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division before joining the ranks of corporate America. He has a B.S. in Business Management from Western Governor's University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Steve has traveled extensively across the United States and, at various times, has lived in Georgia, North Carolina, West Virginia, Massachusetts, California and Idaho. He currently resides in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Juanita. Together, they have a blended family of five sons: Paul, Gordo, Aaron, Taylor and Steven Jr.

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Just finished Peace Warrior. Looking foward to the next two.
PS Chapter 16. When Grant, Mouse and Sue are captured and are being brought to Titan the total number of guards is 20 not 18.
Apr 7, 2011 by J. Konder |  See all 14 posts
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