Earth barely survived the 21st Century.
Now, in the 22nd, after unifying Earth, the UN controls all human colonies scattered through the galaxy by means of wormholes, warpdrive ships, and ruthless operatives. Operatives working to strengthen the UN.
Or destroy it.
Operative: Stone Chalmers
Cover Story: Improvised
Mission: Feed false intelligence to aide of Secretary-General
Back in New York after his mission to Minerva, Stone must make contact with a UN insider playing a double game. If he succeeds, he will bring to fruition a plan months in the making across thousands of light-years.
A plan that will transform Earth and every human world forever.
About the Author
His most popular works are military science fiction series The Confederated Worlds (novels Take the Shilling, Operation Iago, and A Bodyguard of Lies) and the Stone Chalmers series of science fiction espionage adventures (novels The Progress of Mankind, The Greater Glory of God, To All High Emprise Consecrated, and In Public Convocation Assembled). He has ten other published novels and over twenty published short stories. His short fiction has appeared in Odyssey and has earned honorable mentions and a semi-finalist position in Writers of the Future. His works are available worldwide in ebook, trade paperback, and audiobook editions.
His latest novel of deep space suspense, The Reincarnation Run, was published in October 2019 by CV-2 Books (http://cv2books.com).
After circling the world by age five, he grew up in the Ozark Mountains of southwest Missouri. He earned a B.A. and a Ph.D., both in biochemistry, from Rice University. Hundreds of papers cite his graduate research on the reactions of nitric oxide with heme proteins.
In addition to his writing career, he files patent applications, won a national quiz bowl championship, dabbles with Linux and Python, is a husband and father, and affirms Robert Heinlein's dictum that specialization is for insects. In a typical day, he may talk with biochemists, electrical engineers, patent attorneys, and rocket scientists.
He lives in Houston with his wife, son, and daughter. His last name has one syllable and is pronounced "eye-sh." He can be found online at http://raymundeich.com.