The Drifter

Permuted Press
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 2099 A.D. With billions around the globe jobless, a spiraling crime rate, and an unquenchable demand for offworld human labor and soldiers, Earth’s rulers implement voluntary and forced transportation to other planets.  Among those compelled to go offworld are criminals and the unemployed.  Serve your sentence and maybe you will get the coveted “Second Chance at Life the Way It Should Be.”


Condemned killer Mace Christopher is just another piece of human flotsam lost among the hopeless majority of humanity’s teeming billions.  The odds are against him and getting worse. He’s had at least one memory wipe and his wife and former life are both lost to him forever.  When he is sentenced to Test Group Six on the hell planet known as Baachus III, he knows his chances of survival—let alone a Second Chance—just got slimmer.


Some people like a challenge.

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About the author

Stephen A. North is a Florida native. He has a BA in English Literature from USF. He served in the Army Reserve as a military policeman from 12/84 to 12/90. His first 'real' job was making camera bellows when he was sixteen. From there he worked in the fast food industry, 

a book store, then three major retailers.

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Permuted Press
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Published on
Jul 12, 2016
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Pages
272
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ISBN
9781682611814
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Science Fiction / Military
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 From two-time Shamus Award winner Brendan DuBois comes the sequel to Dark Victory. A terrifying and original tale of teens who are fighting to save their lives . . . and the future of planet Earth.

U.S Army Sergeant Randy Knox is sixteen, and already a seasoned veteran. He is an alien killing prodigy who has eradicated more of the invading Creepers than anyone can keep track of. But Randy is also a high school student struggling with geometry. And he is a young man whose heart is being pulled in two directions by two very different girls. One, Abby Monroe, a straightforward warrior. The other, Serena Coulson, dangerous and mysterious.

Randy, with the help of Serena’s strange brother, alien interpreter Buddy Coulson, has convinced a Creeper base to surrender. After a decade of conflict, misery, and the death of millions of humans, it finally seems that the war may come to an end. But then the surrender effort turns into a bloody ambush. More disturbing, Buddy and Serena Coulson arrive, having escaped torture and interrogation at the hands of a C.I.A. operative. It begins to dawn on Randy that, as much as he doesn’t want to believe it, the powers-that-be may not want the war to be over.

Now, as Randy’s hodge-podge military unit makes a desperate stand at a remote outpost, young Sergeant Randy Knox learns just how far he will go to protect those he loves—and what it takes to save humanity from total alien domination.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

About prequel, Dark Victory: 
"DuBois (Resurrection Day) has written a great series opener for a range of readers. The adolescent characters make this an especially solid choice for teens with an interest in apocalyptic and disaster fiction."—Library Journal

"Ambitious . . . nail-biting suspense and satisfyingly complex characterization . . . the contrast between DuBois’s world and our own is stark and well drawn."—Publishers Weekly

"A page-turner of an alien invasion novel with fine world-building and characterization. DuBois writes with a strong hand, keeping the fighting and military side of things gritty. From the weapons to the people, Dubois gets it right."—Steve Miller, cocreator of the best-selling Liaden Universe® series

About Brendan Dubois:
"Dubois gives the reader both exquisite suspense and deeply realized characters."—Booklist

"Brendan DuBois is a fine novelist and easily the best short-story writer of his generation." --- Lee Child, New York Times best-selling author.
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