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Generals Help Themselves by M. C. Pease is a gripping military thriller that takes readers on a rollercoaster ride through the world of international espionage and political conspiracies. Set against the backdrop of a tense geopolitical landscape, this ambitious novel brings together an array of diverse characters and delivers a thought-provoking narrative that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The story revolves around General Richard Baldwin, a decorated military leader whose life takes an unexpected turn after an assassination attempt on his life. As he uncovers a web of deceit and treachery within the highest echelons of power, Baldwin finds himself amidst a dangerous game where the lines between friend and foe become increasingly blurred. From high-stakes battles to covert operations, the author expertly dives into the intricate world of military strategy, painting a vivid picture of the complexities involved in commanding military forces.

Pease's writing style is crisp and fast-paced, propelling the narrative forward with its sharp dialogue and well-crafted plot twists. The author's deep understanding of military tactics and political machinations shines through the pages, lending an air of authenticity to the story. The pacing is relentless, ensuring that readers are kept engaged from start to finish, eager to unravel the secrets lying just below the surface.

Furthermore, Pease's character development is commendable, with each individual possessing distinct personalities and motivations. The tortured psyche of General Baldwin adds depth to the story, as readers witness his internal struggle between duty and personal vendettas. Additionally, the ensemble cast, consisting of military personnel, intelligence agents, and politicians, brings a diverse range of perspectives, enhancing the depth of the narrative and adding layers of intrigue.

One aspect that stands out in Generals Help Themselves is Pease's ability to tackle complex political and military themes while maintaining a high level of readability. Despite the abundance of intricate plot details, the author manages to present them in a manner that is accessible to readers from various backgrounds. The seamless integration of geopolitics, military strategy, and high-stakes action creates a multifaceted tale that will appeal to both thriller enthusiasts and those with an interest in international affairs.

However, the novel does have its weaknesses. While the plot is undeniably engaging, at times, the narrative becomes slightly convoluted, requiring readers to pay close attention to avoid missing crucial details. Additionally, some characters, particularly the secondary ones, could benefit from further development to truly resonate with readers on an emotional level.

Overall, Generals Help Themselves is a gripping military thriller that excels in its portrayal of intricate geopolitical landscapes and the personal struggles of those who navigate them. With its fast-paced plot, well-rounded characters, and thought-provoking themes, M. C. Pease delivers an engaging read that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment.

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[Illustration: The fleet came in at four o'clock. ]

With no one to help him, it seemed the General was lost. But the enemy was soon to discover that


By M. C. Pease

"Did it go well?" the aide asked.

The admiral, affectionately known as the Old Man, did not reply until he'd closed the door, crossed the room, and dropped into the chair at his desk. Then he said:

"Go well? It did not go at all. Every blasted one of them, from the President on down, can think of nothing but the way the Combine over ran Venus. When I mention P boats, they shout that the Venusians depended on P boats, too, and got smashed by the Combine's dreadnoughts in one battle. 'You can't argue with it, man,' they tell me. And they won't listen."

"But the Venusians fought their P ships idiotically," the aide complained. "It was just plain silly to let small, light, fast ships slug it out with dreadnoughts. If they had used Plan K "

The Old Man snorted.

"Are you trying to convince me? I've staked my whole reputation on Plan K. They wouldn't give me the money to build a balanced space fleet, even when the fleets of the Combine of Jupiterian Satellite States were staring them in the face. So, I took what I could get and poured it into P boats... Continue reading book >>

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