Kurt Stryder, the hero of Ronin was still struggling to make sense of the loss of his love, Zara Hardy. At the end of Omega, not sure which direction his life should go, he takes a cruise on the Colonial Queen but even this leads him into further trouble.
A rich passenger persuades the Captain to take a diversion to the Tartaran Battlefield, once the scene of one of the greatest battles between the Colonial Confederation and the Elysium Alliance. A wasteland of derelict, abandoned husks of the once great starships, it is now home to a colony of outcasts and dregs from every corner of society, known simply as the ‘Outlaws’.
Kurt is thrown into a deadly race to save as many passengers as possible when the Outlaws attack. Knowing he won’t save them all, he calls for help.
The Wildfire Team, a new elite unit set up by Col Sec to handle the worst-case scenario, is dispatched to help Kurt. But when they arrive all is not as it seemed.
A secret is discovered on the planet. A secret both the Confederation and Alliance alike thought had been buried forever. A secret that if revealed could ignite another war between the two Superpowers.
Kurt and the Wildfire Team must fight side by side against insurmountable odds to save the lives of one of the richest men in the galaxy, Prince Aswan who was responsible for the situation, and Natasha Garvey, his bodyguard from Col Sec Diplomatic Corp, whilst on the side-lines; the two super powers flex their military might in bluff and counter bluff strategies.
The discovery of the planet’s secret is not the only revelation here. Kurt learns where his path truly lies. Captain Jake Riley, leader of the Wildfire Team learns that some feelings never stay buried for long and General Sinclair discovers that some truths are not what they seem.
In the end, a final revelation will shock them all to the core – is an old enemy waiting to strike?
I have never considered myself a writer, I would like to think of myself as an entertainer, a teller of stories. I would hope that the stories I write entertain you the reader so that when you finish the book two things happen, firstly; that you feel you have had your money’s worth and secondly it makes you want to know what happens next. If that happens then I can feel satisfied that I have done my job well.
I recently returned to live in Staffordshire, where I grew up, after a brief sojourn in the Derbyshire Dales. At present I am busy writing the next book in the series.