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Adapt and Overcome (The Maxwell Saga)

Adapt and Overcome (The Maxwell Saga) [Kindle Edition]

Peter Grant
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Assigned to investigate a deadly accident, Lieutenant Steve Maxwell uncovers corruption and criminal collusion reaching far above his pay grade. To save his career he's dispatched to a distant planet to help upgrade its defense forces, in the company of an old friend and some of the most experienced Marines Steve's ever met – plus one of the most distracting.

Trouble is, the planet's antiquated defenses make its new-found wealth a very tempting target – and there are those planning to take full advantage. As Steve and his colleagues strive to whip a rusty, run-down defense establishment into shape, the clock's running out…

About the Author

Peter Grant was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa. Between military service, the IT industry and humanitarian involvement, he traveled throughout sub-Saharan Africa before being ordained as a pastor. He later immigrated to the USA, where he worked as a pastor and prison chaplain until an injury forced his retirement. He is now a full-time writer, and married to a pilot from Alaska. They currently live in Tennessee. See all of Peter’s books at his author page, or visit him at his blog, Bayou Renaissance Man, where you can also sign up for his mailing list to receive a monthly newsletter and be kept informed of upcoming books.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3274 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615968368
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fynbos Press (5 Feb 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #43,318 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cannot wait for the next one 4 Mar 2014
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This book is a great continuation of the series and while it could probably be read as stand along but you will be missing out if you don't read the other two.

Continues steves career in the service with fights against pirates, fanatics and the baddies of space.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good for following the action 4 Jun 2014
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Good story with action and interest leading to a great lead on for a follow on story. Hope its soon
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superhero Maxwell strikes again 13 May 2014
By Mr T
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The only problem with Peter rant's Maxwell character is that he is written as a superhero, which is the only downside of this series. Well thought out plot good characters, but less of the superhero pleaseit spoils it for me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Adapt and Overcome (Maxwell #3) 10 Feb 2014
By Q - Published on
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Having read the first two books in this series, I was pleasantly surprised to see Mr. Grant being so punctual with the third book.

Overall, I did enjoy the book, but I had some criticisms.

The general tone of the book was vastly different from the first two, in my opinion. While I understand the need for the time skip, the sharp focus on the military in this book made me nostalgic for the involvement of the criminal underworld in the first couple books. The action scenes were well-written, but the buildup to them, including the training and command courses felt tedious and dragged quite a bit. The villains in this book proved to be quite cookie cutter and I never felt the same sense of menace that I did with the previous books.

Nevertheless, the main character does exhibit some maturation and is still eminently likeable as before.

I just wish that this book did not feel as if it were a "filler" between various arcs in the Maxwell Saga.

3 stars from me.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like this book! Write faster 12 Feb 2014
By EdC - Published on
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The write faster criticism is one I have with all good authors, I can read faster than they can write, darn it. In all honesty these books are coming out at a pretty rapid pace especially considering the high quality. This book is a well written logical extension of the other books in the series. One of its strengths is that the the physics the author uses in the book are consistent. There is no "and magic happens" that conflicts with the physical laws the author uses to describe things we cannot currently do. FTL travel for instance. This inconsistency is one of my pet peeves because it really jars me out of the story line and I am glad the author did not take the easy way out. The characterizations are better than they were in the previous novels in the series and it is fun to watch the author work on perfecting his craft.

I also like that author brings out different aspects of Steve Maxwell's life, this time there was hardly a mention of the Tongs. The continuous training mentioned in the book seemed pretty realistic to me; I know that probably a good 30 percent of my first ten years in the military were spent on one type of training or another.

Is it; for example when all the enlisted went out to celebrate their survival (and celebrate the lives of the people who did not survive, the officers did not go but had a barbecue. That certainly does not jive with my experience in the military but that is a minor defect in an otherwise very good book. This series is rapidly turning into one of the series I have on Kindle and also have dead tree duplicates.

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better... 23 Feb 2014
By Justin Bischel - Published on
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Peter Grant's hero falls in love and gets married, and continues to save wherever he serves. This author is getting better at word-smithing, his prose is flowing more naturally and dialogue is better than his first book. The persistent flaw in my opinion is the tendency to put large info-dumps into his books. They are better written and shorter, but the info-dumps are still there, and tend to hang me up as if I'm driving along and hit a speed bump. Still, a worthy book, and one I'm happy to pay for.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward Fun 26 Feb 2014
By Rich S. - Published on
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This is a book that could have been written in the '50s. It has that early Heinlein YA novel feel, where anything is possible, if you're determined enough, try hard enough, and stick to your principles. No, it's not a YA novel, but, unlike many of today's novels, I wouldn't hesitate to give it to anyone old enough to understand the vocabulary.

The characters are people I would like to spend time with. The situations are interesting, and the strategy makes sense. Typically of a Grant novel, I'm left at the end wanting more, and that's a good thing.

As to negatives, there are no real surprises or plot twists. My greatest frustration is that the dialogue contains a lot of extraneous material that seems far more aimed at the reader than the character being spoken to.

That said, I like it. Actually, I like it a lot. It's all about the optimism. After reading the news, and after dealing with one's own daily grind, sometimes it's nice to grab something that simply feels good to read.

Reading these books, I don't worry about Maxwell's upward trajectory. He may get banged up a bit, but he's going to do just fine. And, following along as he does it makes my day better.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy this as much as the last two 10 Feb 2014
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Peter Grant has a very clean easy to read writing style.

I enjoyed this book as much as his previous two books. More "character development" for the protagonist, which is supported by more voice from other characters in the story. Overall a strong third book.

Peter's universe is interesting and consistent. Most of the encounters have been unit actions. I'm hoping as the story progresses that we see less emphasis on the personal training interludes for Steve and more on fleet level action.
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