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The Ghost Brigades

(2006)
(The second book in the Old Man's War series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Prometheus Award Best Novel (nominee)
The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms.
The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did.

Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades.

At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat…

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Hardback Editions

November 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghost Brigades
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ISBN: 1-59606-131-6 / 978-1-59606-131-6 (USA edition)
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghost Brigades (A Sci Fi Essential Book)
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ISBN: 0-7653-1502-5 / 978-0-7653-1502-1 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Brigades (The Old Man's War series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 1-4472-9538-2 / 978-1-4472-9538-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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February 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Brigades (The Old Man's War series)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-330-45710-1 / 978-0-330-45710-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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May 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War)
Author(s): John Scalzi
ISBN: 0-7653-5406-3 / 978-0-7653-5406-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd
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March 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ghost Brigades: Old Man's War, Book 2
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

August 2008 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War Book 2)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor
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April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghost Brigades (Old Man's War Book 2)
Author(s): John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
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