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Summary

The future is governed through a genetic hierarchy - superhumans at the top, humans and defects at the bottom.

Welcome to an all-new military science fiction novel from critically-acclaimed author Shami Stovall. 

Clevon Demarco, a genetically modified human, has a cocksure attitude and the combat skills to back it up. With his unparalleled skills, he makes his living as a ruthless gunrunner on a shady space station near the edges of the quadrant. Stronger, faster, and wittier than most sad sacks, no one even comes close to Demarco's abilities - until he crosses paths with the captain of the notorious Star Marque, Endellion Voight. 

Captain Voight arrests Demarco and offers him a choice: go to a prison planet for his crimes, or join her starship, the Star Marque, working as mercenaries for the superhumans. But she didn't pick him at random. She has a plan to become a planet governor; a title no human has held since the superhumans won the war. It doesn't matter the cost - assassinations, extortion, blackmail - she's determined to claw her way to the top. 

All Captain Voight needs is Demarco's help to carry out her machinations, and she'll give him everything he's ever wanted in return. 

A fast-paced space opera for those who enjoy Old Man's War by John Scalzi, Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds, or anything by Robert A. Heinlein.

©2019 Shami Stovall (P)2019 Shami Stovall

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  • Cyphers Fallen
  • 02-07-19

Wow this was amazing!

The narrator definitely helped convey the correct tone and nuance of this story. It was one of the best sci-fi/action books I have listened to this year. It was hard boiled and tough as nails. No one is innocent, just different shades of grey. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Johnny Reads
  • 12-06-19

Excellent science fiction

Action packed and perfectly paced with great worldbuilding. Moreover the characterization was excellent with multiple moral questions being raised. Science fiction at its best. The narrator did a good job. I received this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • AnnieRose
  • 19-04-19

Fantastic Story

I love this book and was so excited when I saw it was now available as an audiobook.

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  • C Glavich
  • 17-04-19

Great story

This story has lots of action that hooked me from the beginning and kept me guessing until the end. The characters are all believable, and I love the universe they are in. It is a great story.

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  • Eli
  • 17-04-19

needs clean up

Loved the story but the unedited mistakes and restarts messed with the flow, once fixed should be fine.

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  • Dave Thorn
  • 03-06-19

What A Ride!

This was a great book, the story was great. The narration was great. And it left with a great cliff hanger! Cannot wait for the next book to come out! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • CS Books
  • 20-05-19

Has been fixed

The old version had weird pauses and breaths, but this updated version has cleaned that all up - no weirdness.