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Thanks to everyone who visited last week. I'm sharing snippets from The Pilot: An Outer Rim Novel. It's the 1st book in a series featuring strong women on the frontier of space. Celara's ship was hailed by one claiming to be Coalition Security. In this snippet, we're on the other ship with Trevarr and his buddy Laning.
Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. It's also edited a little from the original.
“Just like old times, hey, Trev, you and me together again—I’ve missed ya, buddy.”
Trevarr would never admit how much he missed his friend. As a child, he had learned that expressing emotions was improper behavior for the heir to a political dynasty.
He dodged a rock the size of the presidential residence on Bricaldia, “Your new ship has the maneuverability of a house. I wish we had my Agilean.”
“If we were in your ship, you would never have entered this asteroid field. Do you want me to fire again on that—
“Yes, fire another round. But try not to destroy that ship under a hail of rock.”
Laning grinned, “That would certainly get his attention.”
There's no place like home and he stole hers.
Life on the frontier of space is hard enough so when pirates stole Celara d'Enfaden's cargo, she vowed not to be tricked again.
Determined to make an example out of indie pilots who disobey orders, Coalition Administrator Trevarr Jovano impounds Celara’s starship and cargo. If he backs down, he’ll lose respect. If she can’t deliver her cargo, she’ll default on her loan and lose her only home—her ship.
More important than her ship, though, is her brother. To rescue him from a galactic gangster, she’ll even work with Jovano who is bent on avenging his wife’s murder.