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Trial by Fire

(2014)
(The second book in the Caine Riordan series)
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Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Sequel to the national best seller, Nebula Award finalist, and Compton Crook Award winner Fire with Fire. Science fiction adventure on a grand scale.

When reluctant interstellar diplomat and intelligence operative Caine Riordan returns from humanity's first encounter with alien races, sudden war clouds burst. With Earth's fleet shattered by a sneak attack and its survivors fighting for their lives, Caine must rely upon both his first contact and weaponry skills to contend with the non-humanoid enemy. And when the technologically superior attackers sweep aside the solar system's last defenses, and traitorous corporations invite the invaders to land "security forces", humanity fights back with its best weapons: cunning, inventiveness, and guts.

But as Earth hurtles towards a final trial by fire that is certain to scar its collective memory, Caine discovers that there may also be large and disturbing gaps in that memory. Clues point to a much earlier inter-species apocalypse, buried in humanity's own prehistory. Which raises a terrifying possibility: What if the aliens' invasion of Earth is not one of conquest, but preemption? And what if their harrowing memories of a long-past cataclysmic war makes them willing to do anything to keep it from reigniting? Even if that means exterminating the human race?

Genre: Science Fiction    

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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Trial by Fire (Caine Riordan)
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-4767-8077-3 / 978-1-4767-8077-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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August 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trial by Fire (Caine Riordan)
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-4767-3664-2 / 978-1-4767-3664-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Trial by Fire
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
ISBN: 1-5113-9631-8 / 978-1-5113-9631-8
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Trial by Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 2
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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August 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Trial by Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 2
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Trial by Fire: Caine Riordan, Book 2
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Trial by Fire (Caine Riordan Book 2)
Author(s): Charles E Gannon
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA