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. This week, we're in the other ship with Trevarr and his buddy Laning (who speaks first).
Please excuse the creative punctuation, necessary to keep this within the guidelines. It's also edited a little from the original.
“Glad to see the old you is back.”
Laning and his cryptic remarks, Trevor thought. “What do you mean?”
“You have been one by-the-book administrator since you got to Mag Prime.”
Even though the cruiser was less agile than his personal ship, Trevarr easily dodged flying debris. His new position as Malcon Sector Administrator required him to bring order to this region of the Outer Rim and, by the Divine One, he would fulfill his responsibility.
“Start out the way you mean to go on.”
“Was that your daddy’s motto or the Evil Queen’s? Yeow!” Laning shrank against the copilot’s seat. “You’d better not get a scratch on my new ship.”
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.