Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (Halo, Book 4)
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The Spartan-II program has gone public. Tales of super-soldiers fending off thousands of Covenant attacks have become the stuff of legend.
But just how many Spartans are left?
While the Master Chief defends a besieged Earth, and the myriad factions of the Covenant continue their crusade to eliminate humanity, an ultrasecret cell of the Office of Naval Intelligence known as “Section Three” devises a plan to buy the UNSC vital time. They’re going to need hundreds of willing soldiers, though . . . and one more Spartan to get the job done.
The planet Onyx is virtually abandoned and the perfect place to set this new plan in motion. But when the Master Chief destroys Halo, something is triggered deep within Onyx: Ancient Forerunner technology stirs, and fleets of UNSC and Covenant race to claim it to change the course of the Human-Covenant War.
But this reawakened and ancient force may have plans of its own . . .
to the center. Dr. Halsey met him. “I’m sorry,” she whispered. “Holly and Will—” She stopped midsyllable and Kurt saw her glasses reflected the jiggling lines of his TEAMBIO signals. He had had no idea she could intercept their encrypted COM channel. “You’re wounded,” she stated, and seemed to stare into his body. “Internal bleeding…your liver…massive laceration…” Her gaze came back into focus, and her voice dropped to a whisper. “You’re going to bleed out, Kurt, if I don’t operate. The only
zone,” Kurt said. “Go to radio silent.” They drifted toward the razor line that marked night to day on the smooth icy moon. There was no atmosphere, so the transition into the light would be quick, no sparkling sunrise, just a blinding flash of glare. They crossed into the light. Kurt’s faceplate automatically polarized, and they got their first glimpse of the shipyard. Station Delphi was a floating city of welded scaffolding, cranes, docking pods, tubes, and grappling claws. There were no
AT PEGASI DELTA SECTION I LIEUTENANT AMBROSE CHAPTER ONE CHAPTER TWO CHAPTER THREE CHAPTER FOUR CHAPTER FIVE SECTION II SPARTAN-III CHAPTER SIX CHAPTER SEVEN CHAPTER EIGHT CHAPTER NINE CHAPTER TEN CHAPTER ELEVEN SECTION III INTRUDERS CHAPTER TWELVE CHAPTER THIRTEEN CHAPTER FOURTEEN CHAPTER FIFTEEN SECTION NDR. CATHERINE HALSEY CHAPTER SIXTEEN CHAPTER SEVENTEEN CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN CHAPTER TWENTY CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO SECTION V BLUE TEAM CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN SECTION VI THE GHOSTS OF ONYX CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE CHAPTER THIRTY CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO SECTION VII RECLAIMERS CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
orbit—accelerating into the attack. This would do nothing to stop guided plasma, but they’d emerge going much faster, possibly fast enough to avoid a second attack. The plasma tracked the UNSC ships as they dove. A split second before it impacted, energy projectors lit on the Covenant ships and dazzling beams of pure white radiation illuminated Patterson’s ships—so bright, the scene froze for an instant, burned in Lash’s retinas. Explosions and showers of molten titanium filled the viewscreens