A coalition of Earth's nations barely fought off the Formics' first scout ship. Now it's clear that there's a mother-ship out on edge of the system, and the aliens are prepared to take Earth by force. Can Earth's warring nations and corporations put aside their differences and mount an effective defense?
"The last thing Sanda remembers is her gunship breaking up around her as her evac pod expanded, sealing her away for salvage-medics to pick up. She expected to awaken in friendly hands, patched up and patched back into a new gunship. Instead, she wakes up 230 years later on an empty enemy smartship, The Light of Berossus or, as he prefers to be called, Bero. The war is lost. The star system is dead. But is that the full story? After all, in the vastness of space, anything is possible."-- Back cover.
"In September 1939, Nazi mystic Heinrich Himmler, The Holocaust's mastermind, conscripts physicist Peter Winter to devise a secret weapon of supernatural power, and a revolutionary aircraft to deliver it. Himmler wants to win both World War II and the contest to succeed Hitler. But Peter, and his Jewish wife, Rachel, have their own agenda. In April 1945, novice Aerial Photographer Specialist Jimmy Righetti arrives in England from Brooklyn, spoiling for a fight. But with Germany reeling, Jimmy's running out of war. In 2020 Pakistan, the elite terrorist known only as The Asp survives a US drone strike, then undertakes a solo mission to penetrate America's heartland, and revive Radical Islam. In 2021, aircraft historian Cass Gooding and aging Colorado cowboyFrank Luck unlock an aviation relic's secret. Atop North America's backbone, old secrets collide with new, and Cass and Frank must prevent World War III, or die trying"-- Provided by publisher.
"Jazz Bashara is a criminal. Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent. Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself--and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first"--Summary from author's web page.
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