For the crew of the Keiko, their stay at the Grand House casino on New Samara was supposed to be a well-deserved rest.
It didn’t last.
Captain Ichabod Drift promised that the side-trip to the mining planet Uragan would be a quick in and out – a data retrieval job then back to the tables.
He was wrong.
When the revolution comes, all you can do is choose a side and hope to get out alive.
The Keiko is a ship of smugglers, soldiers of fortune and adventurers, travelling Earth’s colony planets searching for the next job. And nobody talks about their past.
But when a face from Captain Ichabod Drift’s former life send them on a run to Old Earth, all the rules change.
Trust will be broken, and blood will be spilled.
Mike Brooks was born in Ipswich, England, and moved to Nottingham, England to study at Nottingham Trent University and never left.
He started to write stories and novels in childhood, has worked for a homelessness charity since 2004 and when not working or writing he goes walking in the Peak District, sings and plays guitar in a punk band, and DJs wherever anyone will tolerate him.
He is married, and has two cats and a snake.