The Four Horseman Universe is turning out to be a fantastic series, and this entry highlights the beginnings of the 4 Mercenary companies that are known as "The Four Horseman". Jim Cartwright is a bored billionaire, who owns a PMC, and sees the advantage in learning to kill aliens for money. Kuru Shirazi is a Colonel in the Iranian army who wants to kill MinSha for what they did to Iran, and his fellow Persians. Lawrence Kosmalski is a Pole who just wanted to be the owner of a shipping company, but his cousin Lech turned the company into a Space mercenary unit, flying a freighter. They return to Earth in the EMS Pegasus, a heavy cruiser they "find" in an asteroid field. Altan Enkh and his family are drug dealers from Uzbekistan. They plan on selling drugs to the aliens they meet, and end up forming a Mercenary company to do so. Along the way, they turn into soldiers, even if they are a little rough around the edges.
The four main story lines are interspersed with letters home from members of the "Avenging Angels", one of the failed 100 Merc companies awarded the first Merc contracts for Earth. It highlights that the aliens have a completely different attitude to life as mercs, and that humans will have to scramble to catch up in order to not only survive, but to make money.
- Audible Audiobook
- Listening Length: 11 hours and 54 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com.au Release Date: 24 April 2018
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English, English
- ASIN: B07C4HPWKR
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,918 in Audible (See Top 100 in Audible)