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Do Unto Others (Freehold Series) Mass Market Paperback – July 26, 2011
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I enjoyed the story, because I have seen things like this happen to people with minor celebrity, so I can imagine how hard it could be for someone with the level of wealth we see in this story. I don't want to get into spoilers, so when you get to the reveal, I will say that I have seen (more than once) that very behavior in my own life, now maybe not to the extreme in the story, but pretty close. Money does do strange things to people.
I don't agree with much of his political views, but admire the clear, forceful way he presents them. His latest book, "Do Unto Others" is more in the same school. It concerns the continuing adventures of a group of mercenary bodyguards introduced in "Better to Beg Forgiveness".
"The Prescot family were miners. At one time, they were contracted to develop technology for a mineral rich but uninhabitable system. Gradually, all the investors shied away. Then the Prescots broke through with the technology needed to exploit entire planets, and incidentally develop domed playgrounds for the perversely rich, including indoor ski slopes and cable cars over megavolcanos, casinos and rides. This created the economic problem of being the richest people in the universe, having more money than most governments and effectively unlimited resources.
Money is a small blessing when enemies are quite willing to spend billions for the chance at trillions. Bryan Prescot and his daughter might as well have targets painted on their backs for the thugs, kidnappers and assassins their competitors would throw at them. Bodyguards were necessary--Highly trained bodyguards who could be bought once and be utterly loyal no matter the circumstances.
The altercation comes to a head inside the domes and mines of Govannon, with their enemy desperate to do anything to save their own lives, now that the gloves are off. Caron Prescot has only six bodyguards against an army, but she has two aces in the hole: The miners are on her side, and Elke, Ripple Creek's psychotic demolition expert, has a nuke."
This is I think his weakest book to date.Read more ›
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I enjoy the Ripple Creek series. I look forward to the nextPublished 3 months ago by Louisiana Deputy
Not great literature but fun escapism. The (extreme) competence of the team starts to wear after a while. No mistakes are ever made by the heroes... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Captain Photon
I highly recommend this series to all military sci-fi fans. The author writes in a logical manner, developing his characters into real people. BRAVO ZULU Mr Williamson!Published 12 months ago by Timothy M. Myers
Curse the sudden but inevitable betrayal!
New characters, same ol story as the last one.
Repeating it really drops the value.
At first it's a bit of a trudge trying to get involved in the plot line, but about 30 pages in it starts to grab you. It's a good read and worth the money.Published 18 months ago by Arnaldo8802
A fun continuation of the series.
The previous book was an exercise in escape and evasion, this one is counter attack focused.