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eBook Battletech 15: Close Quarters (Bk. 15) ePub
Author: Victor Milan
Language: English
ISBN: 0451453786
ISBN13: 978-0451453785
Publisher: Ace (September 1, 1994)
Category: Gaming
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 262
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Book 15 of 56 in the Battletech Series.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Scout Lieutenant Cassie Suthorn, a cunning and resourceful member of the freewheeling Camancho's Caballeros. Book 15 of 56 in the Battletech Series.

Title: Battletech 15: Close Quarters (B.

Victor Milan is the author of almost 100 science fiction novels, including the 1986 Prometheus Award–winning Cybernetic Samurai. He has written books in the Forgotten Realms, Star Trek, Wild Cards, and Battletech universes, and has numerous published pseudonyms.

The novels take place in the fictional BattleTech universe of the 31st and 32nd centuries and can be considered space opera

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The Cabelleros Trilogy (Close Quarters, Hearts of Chaos, Black Dragon) is a. .Endgame is also the final book in the classic Battletech series.

The Cabelleros Trilogy (Close Quarters, Hearts of Chaos, Black Dragon) is a personal favourite. Ideal War is pretty dark and gritty. Thus would also give pretty good insight into the major houses and major clans. Totals out to 56 books.

Close Quarters, by Victor Milán. Additional BattleTech books were published in Germany which have not been translated into English to date. En Passant, by Michael Diel; subtitled Schattenkrieg I ("Shadow war I"). Published August 2007. Published September 1994. Timeline: 3056 Hired to provide protection for Chandrasekhar Kurita's business holdings on Hachiman, Camacho's Caballeros and Cassie Suthorn begin to feel out a plot to take down the high-ranking noble.

Battletech: Close Quarters. Close Quarters is the first in a trilogy of books by Victor Milan that covers the Camacho's Caballeros and their struggles with the Black Dragon Society

Battletech: Close Quarters. Close Quarters is the first in a trilogy of books by Victor Milan that covers the Camacho's Caballeros and their struggles with the Black Dragon Society. The Caballeros are hired by Chandrasekhar Kurita to protect his company, Hachiman Taro Electronics. They then get dragged into the plots and schemes that lie under the surface of Kurita society. In a series of books that focus on Mechs it's refreshing and interesting to have the main character in this book an Infantry Scout.

Scout Lieutenant Cassie Suthorn, a cunning and resourceful member of the freewheeling Camancho's Caballeros, suspects danger from a seemingly low-risk assignment, and is forced to use all of her skills against the destructive BattleMechs. Original.
This must be one of the very best Battletech books I've encountered, and I have read eight or nine. Cassie Suthorn is a scout for a mercenary mech battalion. The Camacho's Caballeros find themselves in a no-win situation, pinned down in the heart of a large city, with all forces turned against them. Cassie must bring off a mission to save them. This writer has an unusual gift for description. His characters come alive on the page. The pace is excellent, keeps drawing you in. Plenty of hot battles, realistically described. A real winner
I liked battletech as a kid, but I am beginning to think the subject sucks. Another book in a long line of, "the large lasers hit me in the front center torso." How tiring.
Milan in _Close Quarters_ gives perhaps the first best characterization of those people living in the Battletech era. The similes and metaphors are totally in-character to the setting, not relying upon contemporary comparisons to make the reader understand. However, while this might normally prevent a reader unfamiliar with the setting and some of the major characters, I think that the preentation is such that even a newcomer could understand without trouble.

My beef is with the characters. The main character is entirely too superhuman in her abilities. Not only is she the best scout and tactician of the regiment, she is also the best hand-to-hand fighter and the fastest runner and everything else. Her only flaw is a lack of emotion, which is the only aspect of her character that might be considered to change during the course of the novel. She becomes friends with people she normally would not, but her growth I feel is very limited. Also, the other characters are either two-dimensional or cliches, like the unit commander grief-stricken over a family-member's death and unable to function to the commander's son desperate to earn pop's approval. Those elements reduce the quality of the overall work. There is the standard combat scenes which are not as good as others in the Battletech series. Also, the story does not really seem to impact the big picture, just those involved directly in the story. In that respect this is not really a "core" novel in the series and is not terribly essential to the overall comprehension. However, as noted above, the perspective of the characters and setting in this might be the best to this point in the series.
Toward the end of CLOSE QUARTERS, the heroine, Nina Fischman, observes that she is long on character, short on plot. Therein you have the key to this book. Nina, a housing authority lawyer in Manhattan who is single and nearing forty, is funny and intelligent; especially, she is very witty without indulging in the annoying wisecracks that other mystery writers think are so darn cute and stand in for character. Nina is genuinely nice, not abrasive. She is very real, the product of a working class Jewish family and a state university education. In CLOSE QUARTERS, she engages in a very New York tradition of the communal summer beach rental, this one on Fire Island, a social institution she sends up by merely describing it as it is. It is a setting peopled with types who beg to be murdered.
The plot is about as thin as you can get. There is a single dead body that turns up early and without fanfare, and our heroine really does not get around to sleuthing until four-fifths through the book. Since this book is long on character, we know who did not do it and who has motive and the killer instinct long before the characters get to it. Police procedure is out the window, in fact, so are the police for that matter. We are told, we do not see that people are questioned. Forget forensics; the beach house and murder scene are not cordoned off and the remaining housemates continue their summer activities inhibited only by inclement weather.
If you leave out the murder mystery, you still have a satisfying book. In fact, it might have been more satisfying if there had been no attempt to make it a crime novel; instead, with a little more energy put into the dynamics of the beach rentals, it could have been a wickedly comic novel. Nina is a pleasure to spend time with and the phone conversation with her mother is priceless. This book stands alone quite well; I understand it is part of a series but there is no sense that the author expects you to read the rest of it to get what's going on here.
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