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Marque of Caine

(2019)
(The fifth book in the Caine Riordan series)
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Book 5 in the critically acclaimed Caine Riordan science fiction series by three-time Nebula nominee Charles E. Gannon. Science fiction on a grand scale. Prequels Raising Caine, Trial by Fire, and, Fire with Fire were all Nebula Award finalists. Charles E. Gannon is also the winner of the Compton Crook Award and a Dragon Award nominee.

It's been two years since Caine Riordan was relieved of his command for following both his orders and his conscience. Now he's finally received the message he's been waiting for: a summons to visit the ancient and enigmatic Dornaani. And this time, making direct contact is not just professional, but personal: the Dornaani still have his mortally-wounded love, Elena Corcoran, in their unthinkably advanced medical facilities.

But instead of arranging a swift reunion, Riordan's new Dornaani hosts are not only disinterested in human affairs, but are in such social disarray that they have lost track of Elena's surgical cryocell. Riordan must blaze his own trail through dying and dangerous worlds to find the mother of his child, her fate as uncertain as the true agenda of the Dornaani leaders.

However, as new clues and new threats push Caine's quest beyond the edge of known space, he discovers that the Dornaani empire is not merely decaying; there are subtle signs that its decline is being accelerated from without. Which means that rescuing Elena is just half the mission: Riordan must report that the Dornaani collapse is not only being engineered, but that it is the prelude to a far more malign scheme: to clear a path for a foe bent on destroying Earth.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Paperback Editions

May 2020 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Marque of Caine (Volume 5)
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-982124-67-9 / 978-1-982124-67-0
Publisher: Baen
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Marque of Caine (5) (Caine Riordan)
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-4814-8409-5 / 978-1-4814-8409-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Audio Editions

August 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Marque of Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 5
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-79972-965-6 / 978-1-79972-965-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Marque of Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 5
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Marque of Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 5
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Marque of Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 5
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Marque of Caine: Caine Riordan, Book 5
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Marque of Caine (Caine Riordan Book 5)
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Baen Books
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