Confidence Game – More on the new story in TCOTU

I’m feeling pretty “confident” that the new book will be published in August. It’s time to give you more information on what it’s all about. As you know, we’re returning to the This Corner of the Universe galaxy, but in a sector that hasn’t previously been featured. You also know we’re deviating from the military focus of the series books, which necessitated a search for a different sort of cover. A while back you even got a first glimpse at the cargo ship featured in the story.  So, without further ado, here’s the set-up:

In every game, someone draws the short straw.

As a smuggler and con man, Reece Lochlain has always taken care of himself first. When the captain of his latest ship gets busted and everyone but Lochlain takes the fall, he does what he’s always done, looks after himself and moves on to the next scheme. But how can he move on when an entire criminal ring blames him for the bust and is hungry for payback? Running from a corporate-controlled system is rarely wise but running with one of Appiation Unlimited’s infiltration experts by his side could very well be suicide.

Out of money, out of contacts and out of time, Lochlain is desperate to escape and start fresh somewhere new. CSV Zanshin, though old, looks to be a sturdy ship, and Lochlain can get her for a steal. With an entire star system after him, he jumps at the chance to stay one step ahead and sails the aging cargo vessel from her graveyard orbit. He’s confident he can get away if he can find the right crew.

But Zanshin seems to have her own ideas. She’s far from her original home and has a haunting story to tell, one that could risk the lives of everyone aboard her. How can Lochlain protect his crew when his first instinct is to save himself?

One beta reader has mentioned that Confidence Game has a sort of Firefly feel to it. I’m looking forward to hearing what my readers think in August, and whether you want to hear more from this new cast of characters.

(One other note: Scorched is currently available as a free read through Kindle Unlimited.  If you are a KU subscriber, now’s the perfect time to check out my dystopian story outside of This Corner of the Universe!)

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