by Joe Pace


by Joe Pace



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Six centuries from now, the Sol system is governed by the sole remaining corporation, EarthCorp.  In exchange for basic needs, citizens of EarthCorp yield up rights that detract from productivity.  Rights such as voting, and free worship.  Unrepentant voters, Christians, and other undesirables are incarcerated on Penal Station Minotaur, orbiting Jupiter on the tiny moon Pasiphae.  Keeping watch is bald, bearded John MacArthur, King John, the warden of the deep-space penitentiary.  Most undesirable is Dr. Mordecai Cadmus, genetic engineer, killer, and would-be killer.  Like all inmates on Minotaur, Cadmus is serving a life sentence, at least until Admiral Omar Jackson shows up with an unexpected demand.  Along with the beautiful telepath Athena Roga, he wants Cadmus, and won't say why.
When Cadmus gets loose on the station, MacArthur is trapped in a deadly confrontation with the most ruthless madman the galaxy has ever known.  Old feuds awaken, brittle new alliances emerge, and fundamental philosophies are shaken as the Warden races to save his station and protect humanity from the evil genius of Mordecai Cadmus.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016106243
Publisher: Reliquary Press
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 264
File size: 575 KB

About the Author

Joe Pace is a writer of science fiction, historical fiction, and short stories. He studied political science and history at the University of New Hampshire, and his writing reflects his ongoing academic and practical interest in both.

A professional development officer in the independent school world, Joe has also served in elective office, taught American history, and worked in business banking. His eclectic interests range from pro football to comic books to ballroom dancing to making the perfect hand-rolled meatball.

As a storyteller, he seeks to weave classic science fiction with political intrigue full of memorable characters in the tradition of Isaac Asimov, Piers Anthony, George R.R. Martin, and Star Trek.

Joe was born and raised in seacoast New Hampshire and still considers it home, even as he wanders about the country with his wife, Sarah, and their two sons, Bobby and Xavier.

Minotaur is his debut novel.
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