League of Peoples

Book 1
Open Road Media
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In a world where the marginalized of society are sent into space on suicide missions, one woman decides to fight back: “Riveting” (David Feintuch).
In Expendable, the first volume of the League of Peoples, Festina Ramos is assigned to escort an unstable admiral to planet Melaquin. Little is known about Melaquin, for every explorer who’s landed there has disappeared. It’s come to be known as the “planet of no return,” and the High Council has made a habit of sending troublesome admirals there in an attempt to get rid of them. It’s clear that this is intended to be Ramos’s last mission, but she doesn’t plan on dying, no matter how expendable she may be.
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James A. Gardner is the author of seven science fiction novels and one collection of short stories. Gardner lives in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. 
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Apr 1, 2014
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Alien Contact
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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Date: 27th September 2188
Vessel: The Alcatraz 2. Prison Ship
Location: UNKNOWN

Jinnifer Blue opens her eyes to find herself in a nightmare. Her plan to expose the horrific truth behind the government's secret Second Species programme has failed, and now she's being turned into a weapon by her worst enemy . . . her mother.

At the other end of the galaxy Caspian Dax, ferocious space pirate and Jinn's sometime lover, is facing an even more terrifying fate. He's being forced to fight in the arena on Sittan, a pitiless, ruthless alien landscape where blood is the only prize that matters. They will use him, destroy him, change him.

Jinn has only one chance - to go to Sittan and find Dax before his mind is completely destroyed. She must rely on her friends and one old enemy, leave her beloved ship the Mutant behind, and travel to a hostile planet. But hardest of all, she must keep faith that when she finds Dax, there will be something left of the man she knew.

One thing's for sure: the fight has only just begun.

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The Adamarean’s are a superior race. They are a strong proud people with strong deep morals who serve and worship YAH, GOD OF ALL. Their wisdom and knowledge are far beyond our understanding. Their love, compassion and desire for peace and a home we do understand and know. They are the most powerful beings ever with the most advanced weapons and power in the entire universe. They feel so alone and helpless and time in their world is so very precious. Their world is doomed and will explode soon killing billions who live there.These mighty people will never give up. Failure is NO OPTION as they search the universe for a new home and move before their world explodes. They will have many hardships because other beings want to destroy them just because The Adamarean’s are in their part of space. Perhaps they might make some friends too. They are the only beings left in their galaxy because of many wars with the other worlds in their galaxy until they were all that is left. They just want a home and peace. They are searching for a world to move to before their world ends. Failure is NO OPTION. They must succeed at all costs.10 billion people will die if they fail. FAILURE IS NO OPTION. “Commanders Muritsu, Arknentho and Erstic.I hope you 3 have come in peace, not war. All your ships are No match for The Strodel ‘The Undefeated One’.” “Commander Sir! All 4 ships are powering up their weapons, 20 secons Sir.” They must not be stopped. Failure is NO OPTION. What if this was us? It could be someday. GOD help us.

Heris Serrano was an officer from a family with a long tradition of distinguished service in the Fleet. So when a treacherous superior set her up and forced her to resign her commission, she thought life had lost all meaning. But she still needed to pay the bills¾which was how she ended up as "Captain" of a rich old lady's interstellar luxury yacht, the Sweet Delight, which just added insult to injury ... or so she thought.

But Cecelia, the rich and exceedingly well-born old lady, turned out to have more brains than most admirals Heris had known, and when the pair ran into a secret society whose idea of "fun" was hunting and killing people, they quickly put a stop to that blood sport. But that was only the beginning. The heir to the throne himself was involved with the society, and Heris soon uncovered a plot against the royal family and a conspiracy within the Fleet itself. And whoever controlled the Fleet controlled the galaxy . . .

Before it was all over, Heris would be given a chance to rejoin her beloved space navy ... if she could manage to stop an invading armada with only one destroyer, two PT boats, one ore scow, and¾oh, yes¾an old lady's space yacht Sweet Delight. Impossible Not for Heris Serrano.

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