Monday, July 30, 2018

NARC #6: Basilisk standalone

Straddling the frontier, the hellish star system belonging to an industrial corporation, the Montserrat Lode, is harassed by marauders from the wilderness beyond. Freespacers prey on Montserrat's habitat cities while the system itself is a perilous chaos better known to the colonies as Tartarus. 

Tartarus has an Angel problem, fueled by the last of the great empires, Basilisk -- but for reasons of its own Montserrat is fighting to prove its rich lode sits in freespace, beyond colonial jurisdiction. Tactical Colonel Noel LeFevre is eager to invoke NARC, but analysts, captains and riot troops doubt that NARC could fight its kind of action in a place where vast populations are spread over trillions of kilometers, and the system itself is inherently hazardous, even before freespacer raiders strike from beyond the frontier. 

The new carrier Huntress is assigned to Tartarus -- not to fight, but to run dark, gathering data upon which the decision might be made. But when she vanishes utterly with Gene Cantrell and Mischa Petrov in command, Jarrat and Stone must take the Athena and follow her into hell. Death lies at every hand, and NARC has never paid a price so high. Jarrat and Stone with recall the Basilisk encounter as a turning point. 

BASILISK is Part Two of the massive story which began with SCIMITAR and concludes with ENDGAME. 

Available as a stand-alone paperback, and as part of the OMNIBUS NARC 5-6-7 ebook in Kindle, PDF and EPUB formats. 

  • Sample readings? Sorry ... there is no way to upload samples from Basilisk without spoiling the plot of Scimitar -- and you would not thank us! Bear in mind that Scimitar - Basilisk - Endgame is one story, which "travels alone" as THE ENDGAME OMNIBUS, in ebook. So, to read a sample from the trilogy, you're back to the first chapter of SCIMITAR, which you can find right here!

(Caveat: material in this free sample is not suitable for juniors. Consider yourself warned!) 

Length: 110,350 words
Rated: adult (sex, violence, language) 
Publication date: July 2018
Publisher: DreamCraft
Price: $9.99 - the 5-6-7 Omnibus ebook
Price: $23.99 - paperback
Cover: Jade

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