A RELUCTANT HERO MUST PREVENT WAR IN SPACE AND ON EARTH IN THIS GRIPPING THIRD INSTALLMENT OF ELIZABETH BONESTEEL’S ACCLAIMED CENTRAL CORPS SERIES
Hostilities between factions are threatening to explode into a shooting war on the moon of Yakutsk, and the two major galactic military powers, Central Corps and PSI, have sent ships to defuse the situation. But when a strange artifact is discovered, events are set in motion that threaten the entire colonized galaxy—including former Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw.
Now an engineer on a commercial shipping vessel, Elena finds herself drawn into the conflict when she picks up the artifact on Yakutsk—and investigation of it uncovers ties to the massive, corrupt corporation Ellis Systems, which she’s opposed before. Her safety is further compromised by her former ties to Central Corps; Elena can’t separate herself from her past life and her old ship, the CCSS Galileo.
Before Elena can uncover the artifact’s purpose, disaster strikes: all communication with the First Sector—including Earth—is lost. The reason becomes apparent as news reaches Elena of a battle fleet, intent on destruction, rapidly approaching Earth. And with communications at sublight speeds, there is no way to warn the planet in time.
Armed with crucial intel from a shadowy source and the strange artifact, Elena may be the only one who can stop the fleet and save Earth. But for this mission there will be no second chances—and no return.