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Undercurrents ❴KINDLE❵ ❄ Undercurrents Author Robert Buettner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Trade paperback original and #2 in the science fiction adventure Orphan’s Legacy series a saga of spy games and military action on an interplanetary scale  Ace intelligence operative Lt Jazen Parke Trade paperback original and in the science fiction adventure Orphan’s Legacy series a saga of spy games and military action on an interplanetary scale  Ace intelligence operative Lt Jazen Parker must take out a Nazi like regime on a uarantined space habitat where he’s limited to a War War II technological level and his own smarts grit and determination  in the hard hitting military science fiction Orphan’s Legacy series   Ace intelligence operative Lt Jazen Parker parachutes into Tressel a planet which resembles Earth in its Paleozoic era on a mission to bring down the local politicos  He uickly realizes he’s been handed a near impossible task  Tressel is a politically uarantined nightmare world with a culture confined to iron rivet technology and a ruling regime a bit to the right of Heinrich Himmler  Jazen’s inclined to abandon this particular hellhole to its ways that is until he uncovers a plot afoot that will throw a five hundred planet alliance into the death throes of anarchy  So the local Nazis must go  Unfortunately all Jazen’s got to work with is a handful of rust bucket tanks a retread rebellion and two strong beautiful women who love him but think he’s tilting at windmills and is about to get himself killed  What they don’t know is once committed Jazen Parker is the best there is when it comes to getting the dirty job done on the ground  It’s the local bullies who are about to be taught a lesson in losing   About Robert Buettner   “Buettner goes well beyond military science fiction he understands living as a soldier — the boredom punctuated by terror the constant anxiety and self doubt the random chaos that battle always is and the emotional glue that holds together people who may have nothing in common except absolute responsibility for one another's lives” —Joe Haldeman Hugo and Nebula Award winning author“Once in a while a contemporary author penetrates to the heart of Heinlein's vision to replicate the master's effects One such book is Robert Buettner's Orphanage” — The Washington Post“Buettner shows the Heinlein touch” — Denver Post.

  • Paperback
  • 289 pages
  • Undercurrents
  • Robert Buettner
  • English
  • 09 October 2016
  • 9781439134498

10 thoughts on “Undercurrents

  1. Randy Randy says:

    Book 2 in the Orphan's Legacy series UNDERCURRENTS opens two years after OVERKILL A retired spy Jazen Parker runs a bar The Old Man or less blackmails him back into the job he wants him on An insertion team on the planet Tressel sent in to find out about the unholy alliance between Tressel and Yaveda has lost contact with them Heading that two man team is Kit Born Jazen's former partner and loverThe mission goes bad right from the start dropped from HALO High Altitude Low Orbit his partner is killed Jazen is almost killed and half the euipment from the accompanying pod including their own communications is lost The landing site is not n the ocean where their Iridian rebel contacts are to pick them up but a swampy area miles inland whre Jazen is immediately attacked by a giant clawed animalAnd then things really get badA roller coaster novel of action as jazen tries to fulfill both his mission and the Old Man's with absolutely no idea where to start all the while pursued by a Yavet officer intent on killing himA fine series so far it is preceded by the five volume Jason Wander series The Orphan's Series which I haven't read yet It was easy to pick up what was going on though I will have to get to those soon though

  2. Björn Bengtsson Björn Bengtsson says:

    I did not like this bookAfter having read the previous book Overkill NA and loved it I had high hopes of of the same This book had nothing of the sameThis is not a military sci fi In fact its barely even steam punk I'm coming to that I was expecting a story set in the future with futuristic technology because that's what I like about sci fi Instead this book takes place on another planet where they haven't even invented electricity yet What does that mean? Apparently the planet was populated some 600 years before but for some reason they didn't bring along any technology It seems they had to invent everything on their own No cool weapons technology no space flight nothing thought provoking only steam trainsWhat's worse is that apart from being a really boring story there are so many far too obvious improbable coincidences which rescue the hero from tough spots that it's not fun reading it It kills the credibilityRobert Buettner has done much better in other books Read them instead

  3. Nick Cato Nick Cato says:

    The second in Buettner's Jazen Parker military sci fi series takes place two years after the events of OVERKILL Parker's now a saloon owner in a space station when he's enlisted back into action after one of his former partners Kit goes missing on a corrupt primitive planet where his father has much historyThe action comes fast and furious as it should in this subgenre and rarely lets up But there's plenty of meat here too; fans of Buettner's previous Jason Wander ORPHANGE series will be in geek heaven as much of that series is referenced We learn about Parker's father and as always Buettner's way of bringing vintage military vehiclesweapons into a futuristic story gives the whole thing a uniue spin One scene inside an abandoned church's bell tower is to die for excitingWith crab monsters all types of auatic creatures warring factions traitors a tough as nails 11 year old girl and some old school tanks thrown in for good measure UNDERCURRENTS is yet another bone crunching good time and nicely sets up the forthcoming third novel BALANCE POINTI'm absoultely loving this series

  4. Neil Neil says:

    I enjoyed reading this book; I do not know if it was as good as the first book or the third book but I still enjoyed reading it It picks up about two years after the first book and it is a bit slow in the beginning; actually it is somewhat slow throughout the entire book Fortunately the chapters are short so it does help move the book along There still is 'plenty' of humor in the book too which also helps with the story and the pacing for the most part The character development was so so; I thought he did a better job with the character development in the first book than in this one I also missed the grezzen from the first novel; I found myself wishing he had been in this book too I think it would have helped in some respects Also I thought some of the minor characters turned out to be better developed than the two primary characters from the first novel He still has the dual POV's the first person with Jazen and the third person in regards to everybody else in the novel view spoilerOne line that was used several times in a short period of time was that's gonna leave a mark or a variation of the line It was somewhat amusing in some respects especially as the second time was definitely meant as snark to the first time the comment is made Kit does a nice job defending herself even as an injured prisoner who was accidentally captured which sparks the two remarks The second comment was actually pretty funny 'cuz the guy who was injured definitely deserved itI also thought it was funny that a character who was an 'avowed' atheist and did not believe in God in any form or from any religion was suddenly comfortable with taking God's name in vain while cursing and swearing I am not sure why but it just struck me as funny 'cuz it was so 'out of character' for Jazen to be talking like that especially after his comments about Christ in the first bookThere are a lot of 'fortuitous events' that happen throughout the book that 'save' the heroes from painful repercussions for their actions which were somewhat funny to me as well I will not deny some if it was definitely 'contrived' but I still found them funny despite being uite convenient when they happened I found myself enjoying Jazen's character even in this book which was nice hide spoiler

  5. Rob Ballister Rob Ballister says:

    Robert Buettner's UNDERCURRENTS is a fast moving sci fi spy say that fast three times adventure set in the way distant future Lt Jazen Parker is called back to his past life as a behind the lines operative for the Earth military He is sent to a planet where technology is only slightly better than the 1920's on earth in order to find his old partner slash love interest Colonel Kit Born And it's a good thing for Colonel Born because she has been captured by the ruling population on the planet and they have every intent of torturing her until she doesParker is inserted along with a new partner Earth operatives always work in pairs but the newbie gets killed on the way in and Parker is badly injured on the landing He soldiers on makes some unlikely allies meets a princess and almost gets killed seemingly on every third page The story marches towards an exciting but unexpected climaxSome of the chapters are maddeningly short two paragraphs but overall the story moves uickly has plenty of action and is fairly easy to follow The style switches between third person and first person which is confusing at first until you figure out the pattern There's a bit of gore and profanity but nothing than PG 13 so don't worry if your teenager wants to read itFans of Heinlein or Asimov may find this lacking or a bit shallow but if you like military science fiction this won't be a waste of your time

  6. James James says:

    This story continues the Orphan’s Legacy books and is the second in the series Buettner continues writing some great science fiction adventure This story involves much military style action versus the previous storyThere are many excellent action seuences a lot of them being combat between various factions of people In addition there is an exhilarating space jump which makes the read worth it At one point of the book it hearkens back to Orphan’s Alliance involving a group of people fighting for survival Buettner is great in setting up great stories in the midst of excellent action involving people you end up caring aboutFor fans of the Grezzen he is not in this story but returns in the next bookOverall a very entertaining read Lots of great action and a good story

  7. aaron aaron says:

    i love this guys books i swear every time i read another one i just remember how awesome he is buettner truly captures the military science fiction genre by the balls and runs with it he has created a wonderful world that is incredibly interesting to submerge yourself into as the story winds it way to a conclusion then at the end he reminds you that this book was only a battle in the war and that you get to come back and read the next one i can't wait

  8. Nathan Nathan says:

    Better than the previous book in the series this book expands greatly on the metaplot that Buettner seems to be writing towards a conflict between two drastically different human societies but also manages to make the immediate story interesting The characters remain likable fallible human and the action keeps the pages turning

  9. Jaq Jaq says:

    Another solid outing for Jazen one that takes us back to where his father fought many years agoThis is good military space opera solid characters with humour sprinkled around I do enjoy reading Buettner he has an ear for describing the soldier's life and how hard it is to walk away from fallen comrades

  10. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    One of my favorite authors hits it out of the park again

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10 thoughts on “Undercurrents

  1. Randy Randy says:

    Book 2 in the Orphan's Legacy series UNDERCURRENTS opens two years after OVERKILL A retired spy Jazen Parker runs a bar The Old Man or less blackmails him back into the job he wants him on An insertion team on the planet Tressel sent in to find out about the unholy alliance between Tressel and Yaveda has lost contact with them Heading that two man team is Kit Born Jazen's former partner and loverThe mission goes bad right from the start dropped from HALO High Altitude Low Orbit his partner is killed Jazen is almost killed and half the euipment from the accompanying pod including their own communications is lost The landing site is not n the ocean where their Iridian rebel contacts are to pick them up but a swampy area miles inland whre Jazen is immediately attacked by a giant clawed animalAnd then things really get badA roller coaster novel of action as jazen tries to fulfill both his mission and the Old Man's with absolutely no idea where to start all the while pursued by a Yavet officer intent on killing himA fine series so far it is preceded by the five volume Jason Wander series The Orphan's Series which I haven't read yet It was easy to pick up what was going on though I will have to get to those soon though

  2. Björn Bengtsson Björn Bengtsson says:

    I did not like this bookAfter having read the previous book Overkill NA and loved it I had high hopes of of the same This book had nothing of the sameThis is not a military sci fi In fact its barely even steam punk I'm coming to that I was expecting a story set in the future with futuristic technology because that's what I like about sci fi Instead this book takes place on another planet where they haven't even invented electricity yet What does that mean? Apparently the planet was populated some 600 years before but for some reason they didn't bring along any technology It seems they had to invent everything on their own No cool weapons technology no space flight nothing thought provoking only steam trainsWhat's worse is that apart from being a really boring story there are so many far too obvious improbable coincidences which rescue the hero from tough spots that it's not fun reading it It kills the credibilityRobert Buettner has done much better in other books Read them instead

  3. Nick Cato Nick Cato says:

    The second in Buettner's Jazen Parker military sci fi series takes place two years after the events of OVERKILL Parker's now a saloon owner in a space station when he's enlisted back into action after one of his former partners Kit goes missing on a corrupt primitive planet where his father has much historyThe action comes fast and furious as it should in this subgenre and rarely lets up But there's plenty of meat here too; fans of Buettner's previous Jason Wander ORPHANGE series will be in geek heaven as much of that series is referenced We learn about Parker's father and as always Buettner's way of bringing vintage military vehiclesweapons into a futuristic story gives the whole thing a uniue spin One scene inside an abandoned church's bell tower is to die for excitingWith crab monsters all types of auatic creatures warring factions traitors a tough as nails 11 year old girl and some old school tanks thrown in for good measure UNDERCURRENTS is yet another bone crunching good time and nicely sets up the forthcoming third novel BALANCE POINTI'm absoultely loving this series

  4. Neil Neil says:

    I enjoyed reading this book; I do not know if it was as good as the first book or the third book but I still enjoyed reading it It picks up about two years after the first book and it is a bit slow in the beginning; actually it is somewhat slow throughout the entire book Fortunately the chapters are short so it does help move the book along There still is 'plenty' of humor in the book too which also helps with the story and the pacing for the most part The character development was so so; I thought he did a better job with the character development in the first book than in this one I also missed the grezzen from the first novel; I found myself wishing he had been in this book too I think it would have helped in some respects Also I thought some of the minor characters turned out to be better developed than the two primary characters from the first novel He still has the dual POV's the first person with Jazen and the third person in regards to everybody else in the novel view spoilerOne line that was used several times in a short period of time was that's gonna leave a mark or a variation of the line It was somewhat amusing in some respects especially as the second time was definitely meant as snark to the first time the comment is made Kit does a nice job defending herself even as an injured prisoner who was accidentally captured which sparks the two remarks The second comment was actually pretty funny 'cuz the guy who was injured definitely deserved itI also thought it was funny that a character who was an 'avowed' atheist and did not believe in God in any form or from any religion was suddenly comfortable with taking God's name in vain while cursing and swearing I am not sure why but it just struck me as funny 'cuz it was so 'out of character' for Jazen to be talking like that especially after his comments about Christ in the first bookThere are a lot of 'fortuitous events' that happen throughout the book that 'save' the heroes from painful repercussions for their actions which were somewhat funny to me as well I will not deny some if it was definitely 'contrived' but I still found them funny despite being uite convenient when they happened I found myself enjoying Jazen's character even in this book which was nice hide spoiler

  5. Rob Ballister Rob Ballister says:

    Robert Buettner's UNDERCURRENTS is a fast moving sci fi spy say that fast three times adventure set in the way distant future Lt Jazen Parker is called back to his past life as a behind the lines operative for the Earth military He is sent to a planet where technology is only slightly better than the 1920's on earth in order to find his old partner slash love interest Colonel Kit Born And it's a good thing for Colonel Born because she has been captured by the ruling population on the planet and they have every intent of torturing her until she doesParker is inserted along with a new partner Earth operatives always work in pairs but the newbie gets killed on the way in and Parker is badly injured on the landing He soldiers on makes some unlikely allies meets a princess and almost gets killed seemingly on every third page The story marches towards an exciting but unexpected climaxSome of the chapters are maddeningly short two paragraphs but overall the story moves uickly has plenty of action and is fairly easy to follow The style switches between third person and first person which is confusing at first until you figure out the pattern There's a bit of gore and profanity but nothing than PG 13 so don't worry if your teenager wants to read itFans of Heinlein or Asimov may find this lacking or a bit shallow but if you like military science fiction this won't be a waste of your time

  6. James James says:

    This story continues the Orphan’s Legacy books and is the second in the series Buettner continues writing some great science fiction adventure This story involves much military style action versus the previous storyThere are many excellent action seuences a lot of them being combat between various factions of people In addition there is an exhilarating space jump which makes the read worth it At one point of the book it hearkens back to Orphan’s Alliance involving a group of people fighting for survival Buettner is great in setting up great stories in the midst of excellent action involving people you end up caring aboutFor fans of the Grezzen he is not in this story but returns in the next bookOverall a very entertaining read Lots of great action and a good story

  7. aaron aaron says:

    i love this guys books i swear every time i read another one i just remember how awesome he is buettner truly captures the military science fiction genre by the balls and runs with it he has created a wonderful world that is incredibly interesting to submerge yourself into as the story winds it way to a conclusion then at the end he reminds you that this book was only a battle in the war and that you get to come back and read the next one i can't wait

  8. Nathan Nathan says:

    Better than the previous book in the series this book expands greatly on the metaplot that Buettner seems to be writing towards a conflict between two drastically different human societies but also manages to make the immediate story interesting The characters remain likable fallible human and the action keeps the pages turning

  9. Jaq Jaq says:

    Another solid outing for Jazen one that takes us back to where his father fought many years agoThis is good military space opera solid characters with humour sprinkled around I do enjoy reading Buettner he has an ear for describing the soldier's life and how hard it is to walk away from fallen comrades

  10. Jonathan Jonathan says:

    One of my favorite authors hits it out of the park again

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