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Better to Beg Forgiveness (Freehold Series - Ripple Creek Book 1)

Better to Beg Forgiveness (Freehold Series - Ripple Creek Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Z. Williamson

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Celadon, a poor nation on a poor planet, engaged in civil war and a haven for every type of villainy in space, is ripe for cleanup. The military could pacify it handily, but it would take a statesman to fix it.

But statesmen have ethics, which politicians and megacorps find inconvenient. Celadon's President Bishwanath compounded the sin by being astute, ambitious and capable. Something had to be done, because a working nation isn't much use for pork and graft.

When the word comes down to replace him, the politicians move on with a new plan, reallocating resources, and finding a more pliable president to put in place.

There are three problems with this solution. Bishwanath does not want to be replaced. His mercenary bodyguards are more loyal than the politicians. And if they're not on contract—there are no rules.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Michael Z. Williamson was born in Birkenhead, England and raised in Liverpool, and Toronto, Canada, before moving to Newark, Ohio. A 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, he is a state-ranked competitive shooter in combat rifle and combat pistol. His other books include Freehold and The Weapon for Baen, the Target Terror series for HarperCollins, (Targets of Opportunity, The Scope of Justice, Confirmed Kill) and The Hero, a collaboration with New York Times best-selling author John Ringo for Baen. He currently lives near Indianapolis with his wife Gail, also a veteran, their two children, and various cats that are not to be trusted.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 814 KB
  • Print Length: 446 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Baen Books (3 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #302,211 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good words in the title! 20 April 2013
By ERIC M JOHNSON - Published on
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Wonderful reading, and remarkably - or eerily - in line with our world, and it's past and current events. I highly recommend purchasing, and enjoying reading it!
5.0 out of 5 stars A case of mayonnaise? Really? Gross 7 July 2014
By Marc - Published on
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Small team dynamics. Good guys and scum

Nice juxtaposition of the good and bad character attributes generally decent people exhibit when they they have to work alongside unchecked ambition.
5.0 out of 5 stars great start of a serie 24 May 2014
By Tommy - Published on
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I really like Mr Michael Z. Williamson way of writing sci-fi. Nice to see some action/military sci fi what was themed around a PSD/CPT.
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this one 12 April 2014
By AleeaB - Published on
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Fast paced, plausible story. Well written and characters are believable for the most part. Good beginning for the Ripple Creek series and I am looking forward to more.
4.0 out of 5 stars Another good book in the series! 28 Mar 2014
By Tom in Germantown - Published on
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I became a fan of Michael Z. Williamson's books after reading Freedom (free from Amazon). I really like the Freehold Series. I enjoyed the Ripple Creek off-shoot books I like the basic Freehold series better.
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