Double-Cross: An "In Love and War" Story

Cora Buhlert
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Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together.

Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them.

When they are hired to retrieve a shipment of bootleg medical nanobots, it seems like a routine job at first. But it quickly turns out that they are not the only ones who are after the nanobots. And their client has an agenda of her own.

This is a story of 5100 words or approx. 20 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone.
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Cora Buhlert
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Published on
Mar 29, 2018
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Pages
51
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ISBN
9781370965489
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English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
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