The NECS Beagle carries a team of scientists to the outer edges of the galaxy on a voyage of discovery, but when the ship becomes the target of the Niburu, an ancient predator, the stage is set for a new threat to the survival of humankind. The consequences are dire, and the encounter could result in a war to the death with no quarter given and none expected. At the helm once again is Lieutenant Harry Nelson-Heron of the North European Interstellar Fleet. He has the unique ability to communicate with the ship’s artificial intelligence, which makes him the best man to command one of the new corvette class ships in the Fleet's mission to destabilise the Niburu, but it also makes him a prime target for the Niburu’s deadly intentions.
Patrick G Cox spent thirty plus years in the Fire Service in South Africa and later in the UK. Born in Cape Town in 1946 and educated at the Selborne Primary and College in East London (the one in South Africa, not the slightly less well known one on the Thames), he has had a lifelong interest in the sea, ships and history. He draws his inspiration from the people and sometimes the events he has encountered in his career.