Virtues of War (Paperback)

Ghosts of War

By Bennett R. Coles

Titan Books, 9781783294244, 416pp.

Publication Date: August 2, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (5/30/2017)

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The Terran military has defeated the invading fleet, but the war is far from over. As a covert agent embeds himself on Earth, advanced Centauri technology enables him to pry into the military’s most secure files, accessing secrets that could lead to millions of deaths.

Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kane, Lieutenant Katja Emmes, and Sublieutenant Jack Mallory again find themselves at the forefront of the planet’s defenses. Yet terrorism isn’t the only threat they face. Given what they’ve experienced, their greatest challenge may be defeating the memories of war.

About the Author

Bennett Coles served 15 years in the Canadian Navy as a bridge officer, boarding party officer, warfare officer, and navigator, and served a pair of tours in the Middle East as a UN Military Observer. A rising Canadian author, he led the maverick publisher Promontory Press, supporting Canadian and American writers.

Praise For Virtues of War: Ghosts of War

“Coles explores not just the shiny future military tech aspects of the story, but also the lingering effects of the first book’s harrowing events on the psyches of the three protagonists." - Barnes & Noble

“You won’t expect what is coming to actually happen and Coles plays it off masterfully...‘Ghosts of War’ delivers on all fronts.” -

“A slam bang ending with several surprises, and chief among them is where each of the leads winds up. Without spoiling anything, the next book in this series cannot come soon enough.” - SciFi Pulse

"Colorful, well-developed characters and a satisfying conclusion that then sets the stage for the final novel." - Seattle Book Review