The Pentagon War

by

Roger M. Wilcox

(Originally begun on November 1, 1980)

chapter 1 | chapter 2 | chapter 3 | chapter 4
chapter 5 | chapter 6 | chapter 7 | chapter 8
chapter 9 | chapter 10 | chapter 11 | chapter 12
chapter 13 | chapter 14 | chapter 15 | chapter 16
chapter 17 | epilog


— CHAPTER FIFTEEN: Foreflash —


One year ago . . .

"The Leonis Gate Guard just went down," an Alpha-Centaurian officer informed its commander in its native language.  "Two Leonian heavy fighters rammed it.  Observers think it's the Fanatic Brigade."

"Confirmed," another officer reported.  "We've got at least five intruders . . ." it leaned toward its scope ". . . on an eight-gee least-time course for Go'orla."

Commander Sheltlack puzzled.  "Manned?"

The second officer scanned its leftmost display.  "Highest reported acceleration is 9g.  Either they're manned or they want us to think they are."





The Pentagon War is continued in chapter 16.
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