HALO by Karen Traviss
The Thursday War

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Halo: The Thursday War is a good read that sweeps you right along until the end of the 443 page book
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Welcome to humanity's new war: silent, high stakes, and unseen. This is a life-or-death mission for ONI's black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the ruthless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again. What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation?keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection?turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war. But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010. Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work while a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.
 

About Karen Traviss

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#1 New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and comic book author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess’har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Star Wars, Gears of War, and Halo work. She was also the lead writer on the blockbuster Gears of War 3 video game from Epic Games. A former defense correspondent and television and newspaper journalist, she lives in Wiltshire, England.
 
Published October 2, 2012 by Tor Books. 448 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by Jay Cormier on Oct 04 2012

Halo: The Thursday War is a good read that sweeps you right along until the end of the 443 page book

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Below average
Reviewed by Nick Sharps on Dec 11 2012

I often found myself unable to accept the things presented in this book. I am not convinced that Kilo-Five is a legit black ops unit, they certainly don’t act the part.

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