Choosers of the Slain

Choosers of the Slain

Book - 2006
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Sequel to Ghost and Kildar.
Former SEAL Michael Harmon (Ghost, Kildar) has a pretty good life. He's settled down in the country of Georgia and built a solid commando-quality militia out of his local retainers. The Keldara have an ancient history of being first-class mountain warriors and all they needed was a few million in modern weapons and training to bring them up to speed. Now, with the Keldara keeping the area safe from Chechen raiders, and the various other terrorists that want Ghost's head on their wall, he can settle back, relax in his harem and drink a few beers. However, a US senator has a problem. A "major financial contributor's" daughter has been kidnapped into the labyrinthian depths of the Balkans sex-slave trade. The US government has been unable to find her and the Senator is _very_ interested in changing that condition. Five million dollars interested. As Ghost and his Keldara warriors blast a gaping hole through the middle of the trade, it quickly becomes apparent that there is more to the mission than a "poor missing waif." There's a rot underneath, and the stench is coming from the very floor of the Capitol. Being at war with Albanian gangs is one thing. Taking on Washington is a different ball game. But Ghost never believed in fighting fair.
Publisher: Riverdale, NY : Baen Pub. ; New York : Distributed by Simon & Schuster, 2006
ISBN: 9781416520702
Characteristics: 427 p. ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jun 03, 2016

Highly entertaining action thriller with several semi-gratuitous sex scenes that are mostly superfluous to the plot. For those who object, just skip over those parts. They do relate to the character and the plot, but can easily be considered optional by readers. The action is superb. The political intrigue is some of the best I've read, and among the most realistic, except for the President of the U.S. being outraged enough to actually do something about it. The topic, in general, is not for the squeamish or blindly utopian.

Jan 29, 2013

This is FICTION. Fun and highly entertaining, with frequent laugh-out-loud moments, for those with military experience, political experience and a sense of humor.

LRS1969 Jan 23, 2013

This is the 2nd book in the Paladin Series (also known as the Kildare Series).

It is a disgustingly shocking book. This book contains elements of all these Notices: Coarse language. Violence. Sexual Content (perverse). Frightening Scenes. Highly perverted and - in some cases - illegal sexual content! And more. Frightening scenes of mass rapes, sexual torture, etc. Much of which author's main character himself enjoys, thinks about, gets aroused by, etc. And an improper pursuit of his own Far Right Wing agenda (one which is consistently wrong)!

I have come to realize that the only books of his that I have actually enjoyed have been those co-authored by other (true) authors - like David Drake, David Weber, etc. The few authored solely by Ringo have been atrocious (see this Paladin / Kildar series in its entirety for my point).

Also I find it so interesting that Ringo is Far Right Wing Conservative ONLY in those areas that he personally favors while being EXTREMELY non Conservative - at least I hope that real Conservatives don't believe in his perversions as shown in his personally written books - in his personal beliefs that are truly perverse as shown in those books.

Also, so reader KNOWS that these are his beliefs, check him out under Wiki and look up his Works and find the Paladin Series and see what his publisher says about why Ringo wrote that series.

The series itself? Well....

Politically biased to the point of psychotic paranoia (and incorrect factually in almost every instance).

Highly racist.

Filled with not just sex (I am an adult and have no problem with consensual adult sex), but constant examples of perverted sex (just as one example from book 3 of series, where "Kildar" gets an erection when a nude 12-yr old girl - a child - is forced to sit on his lap while he is negotiating buying her from a couple sex slave traders and he becomes aroused at thinking of the rape and abuse that she was put through -- as that is the way HIS feelings are)!!

Additionally he is not only completely anti Muslim (occasionally refers to "Islamic terrorists" but too often slips and just refers to "Islamics" when talking about the bad guys and constantly refers to them as "black-asses" - apparently in the belief that all Islamics are very dark skinned and Mideasten types, disregarding fact that many Chechens, for example, have blue eyes, green eyes, light brown hair, red hair; and the multitude of non brown or black Asian "Islamics"), but also speaks despairingly of "fundamentalist Christians" and rich people (as in "the politicians and those rich bastards" - who caused such and such problem)!

Apparently in his political adolescent naiveness does NOT realize that fundamentalists and the wealthy ARE the Core Base of both the Conservative Movement and the Republican Party!

In the first five books of this series (written well prior to 2008 and generally just a few months apart in 2005 / 2006) in those first five books of series, he simply loves everything American military and President Bush (President Cliff in his series) and hates everything liberal (or that he simply labels as being liberal and paints ALL in such a category as being that way with a very prejudiced brush!) - especially Senator Clinton (Senator Walker [??] in his books, other than his January 2013 book 6 of the series which he outlined for a co-author... while then claiming top billing!), the Senator Clinton that he repeatedly references as being THE Dem presidential candidate in the next election (first 5 books written well before 2008, so Obama getting nomination must have truly shocked him - and Obama winning must have totally infuriated him)!!!


Add Notices
Aug 15, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

Aug 15, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

Aug 15, 2010

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


Add Age Suitability
Aug 15, 2010

bigdog423 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MARINet

To Top