Christine Pope
Christine Pope
Christine Pope
Christine Pope

The Refugee Ruse

Book 7: The Gaian Consortium Series

About the Book

A deserter. A grifter. A stolen ship. And one last chance for freedom…

With the remote Zeta Tau prison station about to be pounded into space dust — and with no help coming from Gaia’s crumbling star empire — Captain Landon Beck races to release one particular inmate before she’s abandoned to the tender mercies of the invading pirates and mercenaries.

Thanks to that bit of temporary insanity — or maybe a crusading streak that refuses to die — he has company on the badly damaged, antiquated transport ship he hopes to fly to anonymity and freedom: Dhani Warlow, a small-time grifter, dark-eyed and delicate, with an uncommon amount of sass.

After five years surviving in the underbelly of Gaian society, Dhani has seen the worst of the Consortium’s crimes against man, Zhore, and dozens of other peoples across the galaxy. Even so, in Landon she senses a man of honor beneath the hated uniform.

As they limp from system to system on their quest to reach Iradia and freedom, Landon and Dhani earn one another’s trust and respect, finally taking refuge in the only safe place left — each other’s arms. But as the Consortium crumbles around them, they might not survive one last attempt on their lives….

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Reviews

A fitting ending to one of the very best space operas that I have ever read. The entire series is loaded with action, humor, and romance.”—Amazon reviewer

The Details

Published: October 4, 2018
Publisher: Dark Valentine Press
Pages: 340
Formats: EbookPaperback
ISBN-10: 1946435171 ISBN-13: 978-1946435170 ASIN: B07J2SYWWT
Genres & Tropes
Science Fiction Romance, Space Opera, Adventure Romance, Military Hero