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The Phoenix Conspiracy (The Phoenix Conspiracy Series)

The Phoenix Conspiracy (The Phoenix Conspiracy Series) [Kindle Edition]

Richard Sanders
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (525 customer reviews)

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Calvin, an intelligence operative, is sent to eliminate a dangerous traitor. But, as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game. One that threatens humankind everywhere.

If he is to uncover the conspiracy he must confront--and embrace--the darkest elements of the galaxy. And throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.

The Phoenix Conspiracy is the first in a series of five books. It is available for free on almost every device including iTunes, Nook, and (usually) Kindle. If it is currently not free on Kindle, you may click "tell us about a lower price" and Amazon may choose to match their competitors' promotion for you.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1180 KB
  • Print Length: 381 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005GHQ9IY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (525 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #436 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Richard is 26 years old and has been writing stories for most of his life. He is currently a law student with a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah. He loves to ski and his favorite sports teams include: the Jazz, the 49ers, and the Mets. He cites Orson Scott Card and JK Rowling as his primary stylistic influences. Books available include: The Phoenix Conspiracy, The Phoenix Rising, The Phoenix Crisis, The Phoenix War, Secrets of Silverwind, and Betraying Nexus.

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145 of 149 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stellar space chase 13 Sep 2011
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This is a cut above the rest of the free e-book brigade and the author shows definite promise. Captain Asari Raidan of the Imperial Starship Phoenix goes AWOL after attacking a seemingly innocent civilian convoy and Calvin Cross, the Commanding Officer of the IWS Nighthawk, is charged with finding him.This is a fluent, humorous read with only a few minor typos and I recommend snapping it up while it is still a free download. Definitely one for Star Trek fans. A sequel is on its way and I look forward to reading 'Betraying Nexus' and 'Civilization' when they are released.
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88 of 92 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fine piece of Science Fiction 22 Sep 2011
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Calvin Cross is the young and gifted captain of one of Intel Wings finest phantom class stealth warships. When he is sent to try and recapture a rogue Fleet Captain who has stolen one of the Fleets most powerful warships he finds himself questioning the man's motives. Why would an exemplary Captain who had been decorated several times turn rogue? Discovering more and more clues Calvin has to risk everything for himself and his crew on a hunch that there is much more to this than he is being lead to believe.

Science Fiction is my first love in literature, and this book really is a fine piece of science fiction! At almost 9000 Kindle locations long, this is a long read, but the time flew by as I found myself turning page after page to find out the next twist in the plot.

Another review mentions that this book would be enjoyed by Star Trek fans, and I have to agree. In fact it reminded me quite a lot of the original Captain Kirk era Star Trek. The technology is not over done and there are no long descriptions of equipment or machines. The technology is really just the backdrop for a great story of command and duty. Characters are strong and believable and the interplay between them is one of the strengths of the book. It's not perfect and in some places the writing seems slightly flat, but I have read far worse by some of the top names in the field.

Kindle presentation is very good throughout with only one or two very minor formatting errors, which I have to say is a great achievement in such a long story.

Overall: I would like to give this story 4 and a half stars, but as I can't do that it will have to be 5 stars.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing sci-fi 22 Sep 2011
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Just finished this actually and really enjoyed it, keeeping my attention when I thought I'd dip in and out of it. Its a combination of a star trek type with a complex plot line and pulls you into mulling over what is right and what is not.

Only issue being that the sequel is not ready - however the opener packs a good punch.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Be Careful about the Sequel 5 Jan 2012
By Paulus
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An excellent read and well formatted - can't believe it was free. A bit like Star Wars in style. A word of warning though. At the end of the book the author tells us a sequel is coming called The Phoenix Rising. I so enjoyed The Phoenix Conspiracy and wanted to know what happens next that I searched for The Pheonix Rising and bought a book of that same title but didn't notice the Author was different (Gary Caplan). Be warned, although this is also sci-fi it is not worth reading even if free (I paid over 6 for it and regret every penny).

Since writing this original review I have read the next two books in the series, each priced at nearly 5.00 (Kindle version). They are also excellent but be warned that you may be in it for the long haul if you get hooked as there is still no sign of a conclusion at the end of book three.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Good story, potentially 28 Nov 2011
By simon211175 VINE VOICE
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At the time of writing, this book is free. There are a few reviews on here saying that this book is really bad/boring etc. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but it cost nothing, so the only thing you're down on is time.

I should point out that I found this book to be quite badly written. The book was full of clichés, the good looking captain, who although young has made it so far and always gets the job done even though he struggles to follow rules. The amazingly good looking, but uptight female lead, who you all know at some point will take off her glasses and take the band out of her hair to reveal she is every man's dream and not as tight as first perceived. We have mentions of vampires and werewolves, who at the end of the current story bear little relevance to the story.

Everything about this screams stop reading, but every time I heard that voice, I ignored it. There was something about this book that made me want to finish it. As badly written and predictable as it was, I liked it. The plot is good, if not obvious, and the characters, for all their obvious traits - were likeable. For a first book, this does show promise. I would hope that the author works hard on his style of writing for the future episodes, but for the price - it's worth a go.

Will I read the next in the series? At this point, I really don't know. I'd like to see how the story progresses, but I suspect that unless the preview of the next book shows serious improvement in the writing then I'll leave it alone.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thoroughly engaging read 16 Sep 2011
By Mehness
Format:Kindle Edition
The terse yet intriguing description plus its place at the top of the 100 free books available in Science fiction ensured a download. The book itself ensured that I will definitely purchase the sequel. A top novel, one I would have gladly paid for. The book itself had a good plot, and maintained a nice pace throughout. I cannot wait for the sequel to this book, and the release of the other projects he is currently working on. A must download, whether it is still free or not.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Rip roaring yarn
Flowing easily from chapter to chapter, this conspiracy story keeps you on the edge of your seat and reading from beginning to end. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Ron
5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure for SciFi buffs
Good science fiction, with a very intricate & mesmerizing plot.. Some fantasy input but hooked on the series now :-)
Published 16 days ago by David J Weaver
4.0 out of 5 stars Phoenix conspiracy
Good Read . Looking forward to the rest of the series. Have just downloaded them all on my Kindle :)
Published 20 days ago by Sharon Gamble
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Good story but a few things bothered me like the captain going to sleep when a werewolf was loose on the ship and in the middle of battle he chose of and pops pills !!!
Published 24 days ago by r1pipuk
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Got the first one free and as I like fiction found it enjoyable and ended up won ting to know how it all ends so got the other book in the series
Now I can't put them down
Published 1 month ago by L Withers
5.0 out of 5 stars keeps you interested all through
twists and turns through out the story, characters are believable and develop as the story unfolds.the science parts not too difficult to follow, a good read.
Published 1 month ago by Mr. M. J. Neville
4.0 out of 5 stars not usually my thing
it all becomes within the realms of possibility, although I noticed they still had paper work to read in the future it was not all paperless on the starships
Published 1 month ago by m.r mcgarry
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
I enjoy a good yarn, and this certainly got my imagination geared up, hopefully the other books will be able to keep up the good work
Published 1 month ago by Janet
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent story, at a brilliant price.
The Phoenix Conspiracy follows the actions of Calvin Cross as he becomes embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens the empire. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Alexander Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars Hadn't realised this was part of a series
The writing is a little rough around the edges, as is the plot. But it's solidly enough constructed, and easy to read. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dangerous Dave
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