Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars 1 by Mark E. Cooper

Hard Duty: Merkiaari Wars 1

By Mark E. Cooper

  • Release Date: 2012-09-01
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
From 41 Ratings
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Hostile aliens nearly eradicated humanity. Will the next encounter finish the job?

Sixteen billion dead. In humanity's last brush with the Merkiaari, it was nearly wiped out in a war that spanned decades. When survey ship Captain Jeff Colgan discovers a new alien race, he's required to investigate.

As the aliens discover Colgan's ship and begin to hunt him down, the captain's mission changes from one of study to one of survival.

Hard Duty is the first installment in Merkiaari Wars, a five-book military sci-fi space opera. If you like realistic engineering, vivid battles, and futuristic warfare, then you'll love Mark E. Cooper's sci-fi work of art.

Buy the first book in your new space opera obsession today!

Reading Order:
1. Hard Duty
2. What Price Honour
3. Operation Oracle
4. Operation Breakout 


  • Very good read

    By Retired Demi God
    Excellent book. Enjoyed the characters, especially the Shan. Very intriguing plot.
  • Great Sci Fi

    By Cd122467
    This was a great read. Plot line kept me guessing, characters were well developed and there was plenty of action!