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Strike Battleship Argent
Jason Hunter, former Flight Leader of the infamous Bandit Jacks Fighter Squadron, has become the youngest Captain in Skywatch history. When an Admiral's ship disappears in the contested Gitairn Sector, Hunter re-unites his pilots to take command of DSS Argent, a brand-new strike battleship equipped with heavy weapons and squadrons of Paladin ground assault mechs, legendary Tarantula-Hawk hunter-killer gunships and next-generation Wildcat and Yellowjacket fighters.
Skywatch Command is well aware Gitairn is a powder keg and that Argent might be the match. When a Sentinel planetary defense battery and surrounding minefield are discovered in an asteroid field where no human should be, Hunter is forced to call in reinforcements led by his twin sister Commander Jayce Hunter and her battlecruiser, DSS Fury.
Before long, Argent is leading a 12-ship task force against enemy capital platforms ranging from heavy battleships to fleet strength carriers. Hunter's best marines, gunships, bombers and fighters will be put to the ultimate test against space pirates, interdimensional aliens, saboteurs, carnivorous insects, ghost ships, paranoid officers and a mysterious enemy so alien even its allies can't understand it.
Strike Battleship Engineers
Engineering corvette Copernicus One is down on the surface of Bayone Three. With her boat's crew missing, life support failing and nearly all her systems damaged, Chief Engineer Yili Curtiss must use all her scientific and tactical knowledge to practically re-invent spaceflight from the ground up before nearby enemies locate her crash site.
Meanwhile, with the entire crew of the battleship Argent also missing, a Sarn Invector destroyer squadron on the warpath and unusual readings coming from an abandoned planetary defense base near a civilian settlement on the planet, Rebecca Islington, skipper of the escort frigate DSS Minstrel, stands between Captain Hunter's enemies and the capture of a Skywatch capital ship.
Now, with the very fabric of space itself unraveling, a formidable enemy army pouring out of the Bayone Three base, and Jason Hunter forced to enlist the aid of the Condor Pirates and fugitive privateer Captain Cerylia L'Orleans, it is up to an enigmatic Skywatch Marine Intelligence officer, Commander Jayce Hunter's refitted Perseus Task Force, a battalion of 19,000-ton superheavy Razorback tanks and a malfunctioning Tarantula-Hawk gunship and its unlikely pilot to battle their way across Gunfighter's Quarry and learn the impossible secrets of the traitorous Colonel Atwell's dangerous plan to alter the destiny of the human race before it's too late!
Strike Battleship Marines
The Sarn are coming.
Whatever devil's bargain the traitorous Colonel Atwell struck with the cold-blooded alien massacre fleet lurking somewhere beyond the Kraken Nebula is about to reach its maleficent conclusion. Skywatch Command is now outgunned and out of time, and Captain Jason Hunter's battered and casualty-riddled strike fleet faces a terrible choice.
Only the perilous spacehead established by the warship Argent and the now battle-hardened officers of Task Force Perseus at Bayone Three gives the defenders of the Core Systems a chance. They must marshal a counter-offensive before civilian worlds fall under Sarn weapons, but Marine Section Chief Major Darya Komanov knows opposing forces are gathering and supplies are running short. Even her company of superheavy 19,000-ton Razorback main battle tanks may not be enough to hold the line and protect Starhaven.
Meanwhile, an unexpected surprise encounter between elements of a Skywatch expeditionary force attached to Assault Squadron 808 and a screening picket protecting a hidden heavy manufacturing facility in the contested Prairie Grove system sets off a savage running firefight that opens three fronts in a firestorm that threatens to engulf the entire Gitairn region.
Now, with fifteen Sarn battlegroups threatening four populated systems, a full division of alien mechanized infantry falling out of the skies over Bayone Three and reports of an inter-dimensional insectoid hive growing out of the center of Hallows Moon, all that stands between mankind and enslavement is the deadliest weapon in space.
The Skywatch Marines.