by Marjorie King
Knox defends his own.
Space is a deadly business, a truth Knox has experienced first hand. That’s why he’s so protective of his ship and family. So when pirates plunder an impoverished town–a town that’s earned Knox’s guarded friendship–he’s going to do something about it.
Knox knows the pillagers will be back for more, so his town needs protection for years to come. Only one way to do that. His friends need shields to keep their town and children safe, and Knox will get those shields. Even if he has to steal them.
Knox crafts a plan and hires the perfect crew. He’ll “borrow” from Caravan Suppliers—the Goliath of space shipping—a company that can afford to lose an expensive shield generator. No one will know he was there.
Unfortunately Caravan Suppliers has a dirty slave habit, and they’ll kill to keep it secret. And Knox stumbles onto it. How much will this mission cost Knox?