The bad news tells itself.
• "A shockingly creative sci-fi future" -SPReview
• "The perfect intersection of phenomenal world-building and character creation" -ManyBooks.net
• "What results is a true masterpiece of storytelling" -ReadersFavorite.com
On a lonely urban world in a star system under siege, an ex-military whistleblower buys the certified rights to question anyone while investigating a classified disaster—backed by threat of corporate law. But instead of answers, The Interviewer finds a trail of lies leading directly to the untouchable overlords of the Board.
In the Unified Fiduciary Dominion, truth is just a negotiable line item, and Fleet Eternal is the ultimate accountant. Every month, the vast, terrifying alien armada blinks into orbit, attacking with brutal force. Luckily a mere .01% Kill Rate triggers full retreat, if you destroy their vessels fast enough. But when greedy defense contractor Crowley Vanderbilt starts meddling with tactical plans that have survived decades of battle, the security of the entire system is imperiled. Despite the storied reputation of Admiral Seersa Kudaibergen, casualties start mounting, and time is suddenly running out.
Now, The Interviewer must partner with Zhou, cantankerous Ruby District madame, and Bartimus Caldwell, whiz kid sensor Scry, to assemble a declassified public report that could rewrite history and save the UFD...
But first they've gotta survive long enough to finish writing it.
"unique, sharp parlance" ★★★★★ ReadersFavorite.com
"splashes of gritty action" ★★★★½ SPReview
"filled with drama, humor and hope" ★★★★ MMGood Book Reviews
"blends satire and dirty jokes into a genuine philosophical debate" ManyBooks.net
Stephen M.A. is a first-generation tribal descendant originating on a reservation in big sky country. He now lives and writes in the Northeastern United States.