e-book from the Baen Free Library
Book 1 in the three-part Jao Empire series. Twenty years after aliens take over Earth, a young Jao subcommander is sent to the planet to take over command of the ground forces. Aille must find a way to work around tyrannical (and very possibly not sane) Governor Oppuk and utilize his new human and Jao staff to defend the Earth against the deadly Ekhat - the alien race which created the Jao. Events take place in several US states: Oklahoma (Jao HQ on Earth), Oregon (the pivotal whale hunt and the razing of Salem), and Mississippi (Aille's base, where much of the defense preparation takes place).
2017 states read so far: CA ▪ MS ▪ NY ▪ VT