Only Human

Targon Tales

Book 2
Chris Reher
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Captain Nova Whiteside is assigned to the elite Vanguard task force assembled to combat an increasingly dangerous rebel force. Her no-nonsense new commander is of an enigmatic and reclusive species that soon figures most decisively in the balance of power.

Their pursuit of a ruthless rebel leader takes them through the worlds and dangers of the Commonwealth-dominated Targon sector where the line between their personal lives and their mission quickly begins to blur.

On their quest to recover a dangerous, living weapon in rebel hands it seems that the greatest opposition comes from among their own people and Nova must choose between duty to her command and loyalty to her friends.

The Targon Tales:
Sky Hunter 
The Catalyst 
Only Human 
Rebel Alliances 
Delphi Promised 

Themes: Science Fiction, space opera, galactic empire, aliens, rebels, space marines, telepathy, military, interplanetary, space ship, kidnap, abduction, genetic engineering, female protagonist, soldiers

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Chris Reher
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Oct 18, 2012
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A Cosmic Cyclone is about to break!
The Human Union has a mysterious enemy it knows nothing about—and the enemy is ready to pounce. To clear the way, it has to destroy the one person standing in its way: Ben Harrow.

The COSMIC CYCLONE series tells the tale of the greatest war mankind has ever fought. 
The enemy craves a galactic empire. The universe is its battlefield.

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