A few good marines beat the fierce, fanatical aliens once
before. But that was a skirmish, not a full-scale invasion.
The truth is out. No longer are the Skinks just a horrible
secret haunting the marines of Company L. Now the aliens are all-too-real
invaders whose savage attacks have devastated planet Kingdom, a world of
squabbling religions where the men of the 34th FIST confront a desperate
situation. Cities that haven’t already been reduced to rubble are under siege,
while starving refugees roam the land. And still the Skinks come, rising from
stinking primordial swamps to slake their thirst for slaughter, armed with an
uncanny ability to locate the enemy and with weapons so deadly that a single
blast can drop a warplane or decimate a squad.
It’s painfully evident that 34th FIST is no match for these
near-invincible killers, which is why third platoon’s been ordered to whip the
citizens of Kingdom into fighting shape. With their backs to the wall and time
running out, there’s only one way the marines can turn these timid, quarrelsome
men into warriors: take the battle to the enemy. It’s a brilliant strategy,
sure to succeed—if it doesn’t get them killed first… Download and start listening now!