Excellent Condition.  The author of the Hammer's Slammers series presents a military science fiction novel in which Daniel Leary, a disaffected lieutenant in the Cinnabar Navy, and Adele Mundy, a dissident's daughter, team up to protect a neutral planet from invasion by a superpower's fleet.

With the Lightnings

  • Daniel Leary is a lieutenant in the republic of Cinnabar Navy with no money and no prospects since he quarreled with his ruthless, politically powerful father.

    Adele Mundy is a scholar with no money and no prospects since her family was massacred for conspiring against the Government of Cinnabar.

    Kostroma is a wealthy planet which depends on diplomacy to stay independent in a galaxy whose two great powers, Cinnabar and Alliance, battle for supremacy.

    In a few hours, diplomacy is going to fail Kostroma. Daniel, Adele, and the scratch crew they gather aren't much to stand in the way of a powerful invasion fleet, but just possibly they're enough.

    They have nothing on their side but each other -- and heaven help whatever tries to stand in their way!