In the year 2289, Earth's life-or-death struggle against a ruthless AI opponent has slowed to a bloody slog across the wastes of Mars. Slaughtering Martians is all in a day's work for combat robot operator Jennifer Colden. But every kill exacts a toll on her humanity.
The loss of a Star Force forward base provokes a crisis on the ground. As paranoia engulfs the troops, an NGO employee and a spy, stranded behind enemy lines, hike desperately towards safety. Colden's team is dispatched to rescue the pair, striking deep into unknown territory.
A grisly discovery at the foot of Olympus Mons shatters their expectations. Colden thought she was ready for anything. But is she ready for the most dangerous job on Mars: the role of protector?
The Mars Shock is the third novel in the Solarian War trilogy, Volume II of the Sol System Renegades series, an epic science fiction adventure that reviewers are calling a new classic in the space opera genre.
The Sol System Renegades series in chronological order:
Keep Off The Grass (short origin story)
Crapkiller (prequel novella)
The Elfrida Goto Trilogy
1. The Galapagos Incident
2. The Vesta Conspiracy
3. The Mercury Rebellion
A Very Merry Zero-Gravity Christmas (short story)
The Solarian War Trilogy
1. The Luna Deception
2. The Phobos Maneuver
3. The Mars Shock
The Callisto Gambit