Breaking the Trust

Breaking the Trust

by Dennis E. Smirl


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The MacCollies have enjoyed a monopoly on interstellar travel for more than 200 years. Even Fleet--the military arm of the Fellowship of Humanity--has to use MacCollie drives and MacCollie-trained engineers to get starships from one planetary system to another.

When an alien ship, with a totally different type of star drive is found by a small group of disaffected MacCollie engineers, they decide to learn the secrets of the alien drive and destroy the MacCollie monopoly. In doing so, they may shift the balance of power, and plunge the Fellowship of Humanity into an all-out civil war

Pushing forward wth their unsavory goals, they recruit an ex-Fleet officer and try to use his training as an astrogator without ever telling him the truth about who they are and what their goals include. When he learns their secret, will he be able to stop them and save the Fellowship of Humanity for a cataclysmic end?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482785548
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2013
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Dennis E. Smirl has been an Air Force officer, a salesman for a Fortune 500 company, a school psychologist, a computer science instructor at several community colleges, and a business owner. Married to his college sweetheart for almost half a century, he has spent time in Mexico, Japan, and South Vietnam, but prefers to take family vacations in the USA and Canada. A writer for as long as he can remember-he attempted a first novel at age ten-his first taste of national publication was a race report written and published in 1965. A science fiction fan for almost the same length of time, Mr Smirl joined the Science Fiction Book Club when member numbers only ran four digits. Beyond his interest in Science Fiction, he has had a lifetime interest in horseback riding, auto racing (as a driver), golf, photography, computers and information processing, and mystery novels. He has written nine novels and more than seventy short stories and novellas, and hopes to have all nine novels-and perhaps a couple more-available through Amazon print and Amazon Kindle within the next two years.

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