The novel is still out on resubmission, no word as yet (after I did the requested revisions). Tom and Andi and their companions have a few more twists and turns to navigate before the HEA….
Set in the same universe as my 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)…lately, Andi was in imminent danger of death at the hands of the rebels…but we got past that…some jealousy but now we’ve moved on from there…
Tom, Andi and Sgt. Wilson arrive at the deserted rest station where their party has taken temporary shelter. Andi gets some rest while the soldiers work on the vehicles but is awakened suddenly, feeling as if she’s under attack by a Betang – a dangerous offplanet alien, allied with the insurgents.
Tom sends the majority of the party on ahead in the lumbering cargo hauler while he and Andi take the fast car to scout out the advancing enemy. Now he plans to send Andi and a few others ahead to the capital but when they catch up to the cargo hauler, it’s stopped dead in the road. Tom gets out to confer with his sergeant, leaving Andi in the car with one soldier.
A wave of cold dread washed through Andi as she said, “Corporal, can you please take another reading on your tracker?”
“Targets still approaching, ma’am.”
“Try taking a reading ahead of us, toward the capital.” Oh, I hope I’m wrong…
Flipping his device around, the soldier scanned in the direction she requested. He whistled, eyes opening wide as he showed her the readout, “Big target, stationary, multiple vehicles – roadblock for sure – you called it, ma’am.”
Now what will they do? Last stand coming…stay tuned next week!
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