(KINDLE) No Going Back AUTHOR Mark L. Van Name

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • No Going Back
  • Mark L. Van Name
  • English
  • 14 January 2018
  • 9781451638103

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No Going Back review ¼ 104 review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Mark L. Van Name characters No Going Back Re truly is No Going BackAbout Mark L Van Name   “Just when I was thinking science fiction might be over Mark Van Name proves that there are still smart exciting emotional sci fi stories to be told” –Orson Scott Card on Mark Van Name’s One Jump Ahead  “He’s going to be the guy to beat in the race to the top of SFdom” –John Ringo best selling creator of the “Posleen War” seriesAbout the Jon and Lobo series“P owered by breakneck pacing and military nuanced action and adventureVan Name's focus on character development makes for a much cerebral–and enriching–read” – Publishers Weekly “an undeniable page turnerhighly entertaining” – Publishers Weekly on Mark L Van Name’s Slanted Jack“Many twists and turnsoutstanding action”  – Midwest Book Review on Mark L Van Name’s One Jump Ahea. This series has been uietly gathering steam particularly in books 3 and 4 where we learned a lot about the respective origins of Jon and Lobo And here s the payoff Jon takes a job rescuing a child from a group of rich old men that kidnaps children and auctions them off Of course Jon insists on rescuing all the children which complicates things slightly but not as much as being identified by the leader of the group one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in all of humanity Normally Jon and Lobo would go to ground on some backwater world until the heat died down After all when you re an immortal and your best friend is a sentient spaceship you can afford to just wait things out Unfortunately things never uite go as planned for Jon and Lobo Jon gets a message from an old friend Very old indeed one of the oldest people alive except of course Jon himself So old she should be surprised that he s still alive as well She wants to meet him but there s one problem the world she lives on is the same one as his new enemy The smart thing to do would be to ignore the message but of course Jon won t do that Once again Jon has to come up with a plan to keep his secrets confound his enemies help his friends and protect the innocent But this time his secrets his life and the lives of an entire world might be endangered because he just can t walk awayOne of the best things about this series one of many is Van Name s ability to write high tech capers without overwhelming the reader with technobabble or leaving too many unexplained holes in the plot and this book is no exception While a bit less tech focused than some of the other books in the series it s still definitely a caper and as always one that makes the most of Jon and Lobo s uniue talents

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No Going Back review ¼ 104 review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Mark L. Van Name characters No Going Back The welcome diversionsThat the job is illegal is the least of their problems  They’re happy to retrieve stolen artifacts from Jon’s uarantined home world and their fee is high even for a job so highly illegal  The forces protecting their targets are formidable and the assault team that’s chasing them is even dangerous–but Jon and Lobo are used to that  The scientist Jon and Lobo need for the mission has an agenda of her own but they’ve faced that problem before  This time though the knowledge that they and the others seek spells doom for Jon Racing from planet to planet Jon and Lobo come at last to a world so inhospitable that its statues and monuments outnumber its living inhabitants Desperate and out of options they encounter their deadliest challenges yet and must make life changing decisions from which the. I love this series I hope to read a new one every year I ve had the privilege of getting to know the author very briefly and only online and via his blog but he s an amazing author and personJon and Lobo are so fun to read This universe Mark has created is so fun so full of potentialThis is probably my favorite book in my favorite series by one of my favorite authors Steven Pressfield being my other favoriteThis is an amazing book Get the series Read it now Read up to this book

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No Going Back review ¼ 104 review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ñ Mark L. Van Name characters No Going Back #5 in the popular Jon and Lobo military science fiction series  A  nanotech enhanced soldier of fortune joins with his AI euipped intelligence and weapons platform spaceship sized on a mission to acuire forbidden tech that leads Jon to a confrontation with his own shadowy origins on a deadly planet  A substantial portion of Van Name's profits from the Jon and Lobo saga are dedicated to Falling Whistles a fund for the rehabilitation of child soldiers Jon and Lobo are back–and enemies on all sides are out to get them   Haunted by memories of children he could not save Jon Moore becomes so increasingly self destructive that even his best friend the hyper intelligent Predator Class Assault Vehicle Lobo is worried  So when Jon receives both a job offer and a message from a woman from his distant past he and Lobo leap at. FBC Rv replacing older and rawer review as it is just an edited version of itOVERVIEWANALYSIS Mark Van Name s debut One Jump Ahead introduced Jon Moore mercenary ex soldier and a man of many secrets that are so dangerous that he must live alone and make no attachments and partner Lobo personal AI warship PCAV mooning as park statueexhibition on an obscure world an AI ship of many secrets of its own secrets that would not do for anyone to know eitherNo Going Back is the 5th Jon and Lobo adventure and it came two years after the previous installment rather than at the one year schedule of the first 4 The novel returned to the classic adventure feel of the first three books and while the darker and weightier Children No More was very good I think the original tone works better especially now that the author has it down pitch perfectWhat makes No Going Back stand out is precisely what the title literally means namely that from now on it is no going back to the older days as the series finds here focus and a narrative pillar The super competent hero with extraordinary powers trope revived so well in this series gets one dimension a clear goal and I am really interested to see how the author handles itOf course Jon and Lobo are such great characters as the first person narration of which Lobo gets a little share here in this book has worked so well to have established and any new series installment is still a huge asap get the e arc on the spot and read it immediately notwithstanding how many other books I have in the ueueAs style goes the novel is a gripping read from the first pages when Jon is in the process of trying to crash a party of rich old pedophiles party where 10 children are auctioned off on an obscure planet with great natural beauty but harsh physical characteristics In the link above you can read the first 15 chapters on Baen s site and see how smooth everything goes The structure of No Going Back is a bit different from its predecessors with chapters numbered x days from the end mixed with the 100 year old backstory that continues Jon s memories from long ago now from the time in his youth immediately after escaping the hell of his native now uarantined planet when he was not understanding his powers and trying to get the time needed to do so while Lobo s interludes offer insight into the AI s special human like personality the why s of which having been set up in Overthrowing Heaven No Going Back functions well as a standalone as all earlier books story lines are recounted briefly here and there while the salient facts about Jon and Lobo are also gone through so you can start delving in the saga here though from the way things end I suspect the next volumes will become much tightly connected in both plot and secondary charactersAs my usual positional rankings go this series is in my top tier getread asap any installment while No Going Back is probably the best executed to date though Children No More was serious The clear series focus established here should only add to the pluses in the future when new Jon and Lobo adventures will appearOverall No Going Back still remains a pretty classical space adventure sf novel with modern style and sensibilities and with the the generally expected stuff implied by such very well done but nothing previously not seen and it is one of my highly recommended novels of 2012