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by Steve Umstead

  • ISBN: 1460901320
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Author: Steve Umstead
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 6, 2011)
  • Pages: 276 pages
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Gabriel's Redemption by Steve Umstead is a science fiction that I have been waiting to read for a long time

Gabriel's Redemption by Steve Umstead is a science fiction that I have been waiting to read for a long time. Books like Gabriel's Redemption are the reason I started reading science fiction as a young man. It brought back great memories of space flight and strange new worlds and spacemen fighting to save entire planets. Steve Umstead has written a book that reminds me of Ray Bradbury and many scifi authors from the past. I could see in Steve's writing that he has knowledge of combat tactics, both with squads and hand-to-hand

Gabriel’s Redemption.

Gabriel’s Redemption. Cover design by Josh Powers & Steve Umstead. Published by ReactionMass Media, February 2011. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the author. Fat Man grunted, finally speaking. Something big’s come up.

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GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION Book One of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy

GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION Book One of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy. North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel was dishonorably discharged after a disastrous mission on a far off world called Eden

GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION Book One of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy. North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel was dishonorably discharged after a disastrous mission on a far off world called Eden.

GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION Book One of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy. He's spent the last five years hiding from his past, from those responsible for the failed mission, from those responsible for running him out of the Navy, and from those originally responsible for making him into who he was - a highly-trained, physically and mentally augmented Special Forces soldier. Two mysterious visitors appear unannounced at the door of a Gabriel's seedy hotel room in the slums of Jamaica

GABRIEL'S REDEMPTION Book One of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy. Steve Umstead has been the owner of a Caribbean & Mexico travel company for the past ten years, but never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming an author. but hasn't given up the traveling.

Cover design by Steve Umstead. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the author. Out of the corner of his eye, Cafferty caught Gabriel’s gaze shift slightly to the man who sat two rows behind Basilio. Cafferty saw that the man had focused his eyes on Gabriel like targeting lasers. Never mind him, said Cafferty.

Evan Gabriel wasn’t always a feared and respected North American Federation Navy Commander. Zero Point is the true beginning of Evan Gabriel, and his story is just getting started.

Their battlesuits’ active camo blended them into the snow and ice. Not for the first time, Gabriel thanked whatever weather gods existed on Poliahu for the snowstorm. It didn’t affect their mobility. in the armor, but it definitely added an extra layer of concealment to their camouflage systems. Looking left and right, Gabriel was hard-pressed to pick any other team member out of the blowing flakes, even though his heads-up showed them each twenty feet apart in standard armor approach formation.

GABRIEL'S REDEMPTIONBook One of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy
Reviews about Gabriel's Redemption: Book 1 of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy (7):
Granirad
Gabriel's Redemption by Steve Umstead is a science fiction that I have been waiting to read for a long time.

Books like Gabriel's Redemption are the reason I started reading science fiction as a young man. It brought back great memories of space flight and strange new worlds and spacemen fighting to save entire planets. What a great read.

Steve Umstead has written a book that reminds me of Ray Bradbury and many scifi authors from the past. I could see in Steve's writing that he has knowledge of combat tactics, both with squads and hand-to-hand. The author's imagination is amazing as he brings this new world to life.

Gabriel's is given a chance to once again do what he was born to do. He and his team work through deceit and treachery to save new found life forms and the people who would protect them. This story is not all combat but what science fiction was meant to be, an adventure.

Read Gabriel's Redemption and you will be taken on a ride through possibilities and page turning adventures.
Anyone who is a Treckie or science buff will love this tale. Steve Umstead has done a wonderful job and I look forward to reading more of his great stories.
Saintrius
The "in spite of" is that I'm not really a big fan of the normally rather mindless shoot-up-the-aliens military science fiction genre. I've read a few - but mostly avoid the genre in favor of more hard science and less firepower. I bought this first book in the series one day when nothing else appealed to me and I tried the sample - I was hooked immediately. This is definitely not a run-of-the-mill (pun intended) military space opera. The characters are complicated and well presented - the action and plot flow well and it kept my interest from start to finish. The editing - both for story-line and copy editing are well done. There were fewer typos and grammatical errors in this ebook than I've gotten used to putting up with in many "main-stream" publishers printed works - far fewer. It really is carefully edited.
I've never served in the military - the post Korea and pre-Vietnam Army snt me home because of my eyesight - so I put a lot of stock in other reviewers NOT panning the descriptions of military behavior. All too often you encounter comments that point out that the military details of some "military" science fiction are quite flawed. I didn't see any such pans for this book - nor for the next two volumes that complete this set.

I highly recommend this series - all three books. As other reviewers have said each volume is better than the one before.

The best thing about Gabriel's Redemtion is that the second (Gabriel's Return) and third (Gabriel's Revenge) books are already published and available! I didn't have to wait!
Sudert
In this novel Umstead transports the black-ops thriller to the twenty-second century. It is a somewhat dystopian time of high technology, war, and organized crime. Our main character, Evan Gabriel, is a disgraced former black-ops team leader. He was held responsible for a massacre which cost the lives of his entire team and the lives of innocent civilians. In his darkest dreams he can still recall the shadowy figure who set him up.

As the story begins, Gabriel is hanging out in Jamaica, trying to forget the past, and trying to avoid being killed. Then, someone from his past, Admiral MacFarland, calls him in for one more mission. Evan is not big fan of the Admiral, but due to regulations he is forced to go on the mission.

Apparently, on a far-off planet, someone is making an illegal drug harvested from the brains of the local sentient species. Gabriel and his team are going in to shut down the operation.

What Gabriel discovers on that far-off planet has repercussions at the highest levels of government. Gabriel must avoid being the fall guy, keep his team alive, and get some sweet payback.

This was a great book. There was plenty of action and black-ops style intrigue. Umstead has created an interesting high-tech universe. I can't wait to get my own neuretic brain implants!

In the mean time, I suggest that you download this book, and enjoy.
net rider
At its core, there's nothing about Gabriel's Redemption plot that you haven't read before: unjustly disgraced former soldier recalled to duty for top secret mission, throw in a couple plot twists. Cool. The difference is that you've never read it written like this before. Steve Umstead's writing style is vividly descriptive but doesn't overpower the story. The character development is smooth and organic without pointless flashbacks of filler. The action is thrilling, mostly because of "neuretics" (think Google Glass on steroids, but integrated with the human body at a nanoscale level) that adds another layer (hacking, jamming, etc.) to the combat. Steve also shows a good deal of multicultural knowledge, describing settings in the Caribbean, South America, people from Asia, etc.

In terms of scale, this novel is more like a TV episode than a grand film concept. Don't expect any "change the fate of humanity" overtures here, but to be honest it's a nice break from many novels that try too hard to be profound and fail miserably.

The only reasons I lopped off a star:
1) The space stations he described seem very basic/rudimentary for a human civilization that has already achieved faster than light interstellar travel.
2) Constant use of imperial units instead of metric. Rather anachronistic, especially with Toronto (Canada) being the North American Federation's center of power.

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