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A Lone Planet. One Complex.
Tom thought he'd left the war behind, not that it would follow him home. Nobody warned him he'd need to serve one more mission, or that the people calling him to duty would be a grizzled veteran and his beautiful, and quirky, daughter.
Grishna's burning mission in life is to avenge her family. To carve her clan's name into the hide of the dragon that destroyed all but her. To that end she will do anything and everything, so long as breath fills her lungs and she has strength enough to swing a weapon. When the Blades of Leander happen upon her they must decide, is the enemy of my enemy a friend?
The universe is a cold, dark, and inhospitable place. To survive a species must overcome hardship and long odds. Competition for resources is merciless and if the colonists want to succeed, they need to convince an alien world to share.
Bling is the hero of her own story - but it's a story about bad choices and worse luck.
The future needs a new kind of soldier designed to win at any cost... and so does Dominic Packard.
The highlight of Mark Cohen's day was watching other people screw up their lives so he could feel better about his own. It even paid most of the bills, after his ex-wife took her chunk.
All that changed when Cookie walked through his office door. She was a stereotype for young, blond, and rich that broke all the rules. Cookie had some serious problems with the seedy side of Detroit's underworld. Problems that nobody else would touch. Except for a private investigator with a nothing-left-to-lose attitude.
There's more to the job than saving Cookie and her sister. Along the way Mark's afraid he might come face to face with the threat of saving himself too.