Going back to my SFR , which is still an R&R, status unknown but fingers crossed!
Set in the same universe as my recently published WRECK of the NEBULA DREAM. Andrianda (Andi) Markriss, a planetary representative for Loxton Galactic Trading, has been spending a lazy summer with her best friend in the highly exclusive summer compound of the planet Zulaire’s ruling nobility, networking. On a day when a number of strange and disturbing things have already happened, Captain Tom Deverane, Sectors Special Forces, unexpectedly shows up with a troop of soldiers and demands she leave with him. Immediately.
Andi doesn’t take this very well….in fact, she refuses to go. Later in the evening, all hell has broken loose, as the captain predicted.
Trying to avoid spoilers here, after certain “events”, she and the soldiers are on the run.
We’ve been through Tom’s near fatal illness, his recovery (but no spoilers about how that was accomplished)….(did teasers about their romantic encounter LOL)…
Now on to their next challenge in the desperate journey across Zulaire – the Chikeeri River. Two weeks ago Andi was knocked overboard.
If you were here last week you know Andi was imminent danger of death at the hands of the rebels. Skipping ahead to a few moments later, after Tom has arrived…
“If she’s so important, she goes with me as my safeguard.” As (the ringleader) backed away, dragging Andi with him, he kept the knife pressed to her neck, right above the jugular.
“Like hell she goes with you. So you can kill her at your leisure later? I’m not some dumb trooper fresh off the first transport, pal.” Tom centered the blaster’s aim at (the ringleader’s) head, permitting himself one more rapid, anguished look at her.
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