Nexus

Ziva Payvan

Book 2
Transcendence Publishing
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"Someone out there chose the wrong person to start this fight with, and it will have been the last mistake they ever made."

 

It has been two months since the mission to Dakiti that brought Ziva Payvan and her special operations team face-to-face with death. But like any other mission, she has put it behind her and keeps her focus directed toward whatever comes next. Life for HSP's Alpha spec ops team has essentially returned to normal.

 

But then a Haphezian dignitary is found murdered in his private residence, and Ziva is shocked to find herself at the center of the investigation. The mark of a professional killer. The irrefutable evidence. Even the motive. All of it seems to point directly to her. There's just one problem: she didn't do it.


Hunted by a ruthless HSP captain, Ziva must go on the run from the very people who taught her everything she knows. The agency that once had her back is now her biggest threat; those she considered allies have turned against her or have their hands tied. As a skilled assassin who has been trained to be invisible, evading her pursuers seems like an easy task, but her own skills can only take her so far. Desperate to clear her name and find the real killer, Ziva turns to an old acquaintance, a man who saved her life once...and the last person she ever expected to ask for help.

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About the author

 EJ Fisch is a long-time fan of the science fiction genre. She'll readily admit that she has a vivid imagination, which can be both a blessing and a curse. She has been writing as a hobby since junior high and began publishing in the spring of 2014.


When she's not busy writing, she enjoys listening to music, working on concept art, gaming, and spending time with her animals. She currently resides in southern Oregon with her family.

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Transcendence Publishing
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Published on
Dec 1, 2014
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Pages
454
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Language
English
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Fiction / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / General
Fiction / Science Fiction / Space Opera
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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The distant world of Haphez is located on the edge of populated space. The planet's native superhuman race is feared and respected by neighboring civilizations. Their military and police forces are unmatched.

 

Lieutenant Aroska Tarbic is an agent with the revered Haphezian Special Police. He's lost a lot on a short period of time; the other members of his squad were killed in a tragic accident, and his younger brother was wrongfully convicted and executed for a crime he didn't commit. Just when Aroska thinks he's starting to piece his life back together, he's assigned to a joint task force with a special operations team. It seems like a unique opportunity, at least until he learns that his new commander is none other than Ziva Payvan, HSP's finest operative...and the assassin who killed his brother.

 

Ziva is good at her job, a business that requires her to ignore her feelings and carry out her missions without question. She's confident in her own abilities to complete the assignment, but Aroska is a wildcard. When their team stumbles across a young human during a routine investigation, they soon realize that the situation isn't what it seems. The boy has unwittingly uncovered an age-old plot, one that could put the entire Haphezian race in jeopardy.

 

Now the lines between friend and foe have become blurred, and no one can be trusted. United by the imminent threat, Ziva and Aroska must set their differences aside in order to save their people...and maybe even each other.

 

All roads lead to...DAKITI.

The distant world of Haphez is located on the edge of populated space. The planet's native superhuman race is feared and respected by neighboring civilizations. Their military and police forces are unmatched.

 

Lieutenant Aroska Tarbic is an agent with the revered Haphezian Special Police. He's lost a lot on a short period of time; the other members of his squad were killed in a tragic accident, and his younger brother was wrongfully convicted and executed for a crime he didn't commit. Just when Aroska thinks he's starting to piece his life back together, he's assigned to a joint task force with a special operations team. It seems like a unique opportunity, at least until he learns that his new commander is none other than Ziva Payvan, HSP's finest operative...and the assassin who killed his brother.

 

Ziva is good at her job, a business that requires her to ignore her feelings and carry out her missions without question. She's confident in her own abilities to complete the assignment, but Aroska is a wildcard. When their team stumbles across a young human during a routine investigation, they soon realize that the situation isn't what it seems. The boy has unwittingly uncovered an age-old plot, one that could put the entire Haphezian race in jeopardy.

 

Now the lines between friend and foe have become blurred, and no one can be trusted. United by the imminent threat, Ziva and Aroska must set their differences aside in order to save their people...and maybe even each other.

 

All roads lead to...DAKITI.

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