Steel Gauntlet

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Steel Gauntlet
Cover Starfist 03 SteelGauntlet.jpg
School of Fire
Author David Sherman & Dan Cragg
Country United States
Language English
Series StarFist
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Del Rey Books
Publication date
Media type Print Paperback
Pages 352
ISBN 0-345-42526-X
OCLC 40624933
Preceded by School of Fire
Followed by Blood Contact

Steel Gauntlet is the third novel of the military science fiction StarFist Saga, written by David Sherman and Dan Cragg.

In Steel Gauntlet, St. Cyr, a maniacal sadist who has reinvented the doctrine of armored warfare has taken control of the planet Diamunde, and 34th FIST is deployed as part of a larger force in a full-scale war to remove him from power. The Marines are to make an opposed landing, establish a "planethead" and hold for relief by the army. These Marines are going to have to fight tanks, something nobody has trained to do in several centuries. And beside the tactical and strategic problems presented by the armor, the overall commander of the Confederation force is a political admiral with a talent for making bad choices. The 34th FIST will have its hands full on this mission, and heavy casualties are certain.