After a ten-year prison sentence, Marcus abandons the questionable life of a mercenary. He reluctantly returns to his childhood home and helps his sister care for her dying daughter. They plan to revitalize their family’s shipping business, to afford his niece's expensive medical treatments.
One day, Marcus accepts what seems like an honest cargo job from a former friend. However, that cargo is at the center of a galactic conflict, fueled by politics, organized crime, and a mysterious alien race; forcing Marcus to choose between the needs of his family and the fate of the Milky Way.
Part one of the Ties that Bind series tells a portion of Marcus’ backstory, taking place eleven years before the main story begins.
While on a dangerous mission to Titan (Saturn’s largest terraformed moon), Marcus leads an elite team of mercenaries deep into enemy territory. But when a series of events causes the mission to go south, they soon find themselves in the crosshairs of Saber Team, an elite Black Ops unit led by the cunning career soldier: Lieutenant Donald Shepard, who had been hot on their trail for years.
|Publisher:||Aaron Walker, Sr|
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About the Author
After serving in the United States Army, Aaron Walker Sr. attended Westwood College where he graduated with honors, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Game Software Development. Having aspirations of becoming a television writer, Aaron also learned the art of screenwriting from Emmy Award winning writer, producer and Science Fiction guru: Larry Brody (Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, HBO’s Spawn the Animated Series). Aaron’s first teleplay: CARGO (upon which the novella: Cargo 3120 Ties that Bind Part 1 is based), placed as a finalist in the TVWriter.net 2012 People’s Pilot competition. The following year the pilot episode of Cargo would once again, along with Episode 2 (co-written with Daymond C. Roman) place as finalists in the 2013 People’s Pilot competition. With the positive reception of the series concept, the decision was made to tell the story of Cargo in other mediums, starting with a series of novellas. Having been a fan of Science Fiction his entire life, Aaron hopes to one day make his mark on the genre. Aside from writing, Aaron is (first and foremost) a devoted Christian and family man. He also enjoys all things science fiction: Books, Television, Video Games, and Movies. He works in Information Technology and lives in California.