The Silicate War has been over for fifteen years, and the tension among the dominant galactic races is growing. Many fear that the Umblegarri, the ancient alien race that ushered humanity into the interstellar galactic community during the Silicate War, have been targeted for conquest by the Crax and their allies.
It's no longer speculation. The invasion is underway and Kra finds himself strapped to a hospital bed, critically injured and surrounded by hostile corporate lawyers, high ranking military and intelligence officials, ambitious members of the criminal justice apparatus, and an Umbelgarri diplomat. All are demanding answers or their pound of flesh.
Krakista Keesay, a Class 4 Security Specialist, doesn't have the answers they demand. Why did he sabotage a top secret research facility? What was he doing on a quarantined planet? Why did he set up the civil transport Kalavar for destruction? Is that all? Not even close.
Kra turns to his only option: Allow his brain to be hooked up to an experimental device so that he might prove his innocence.
Or lose his mind.
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About the Author
When Terry isn’t writing or enjoying time with his wife and daughters, he can be found in his basement raising turtles. To contact Terry, or to learn more about his writing endeavors, visit his website at www.ervin-author.com or his blog, Up Around the Corner, at
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've enjoyed the other books I've read by this author, but this is my favorite so far. Great storyline, pacing & character development.
I don't normally write reviews but can't wait for the further adventures of security specialist Keesay. The next book can't come soon enough.
4th Class Security Specialist Krakista Keesay is in trouble. He's been gravely injured in an alien invasion, but he's on trial for treason for destroying a CGIG installation. His medical diagnosis is not good. He has only days to live, but he is determined to clear his name and does the only thing he can. He agrees to submit to the Cranaltar IV, an invasive procedure to retrieve his memories and it will either prove his innocence or leave him brain dead. This is an ambition military SF story featuring a complicated and engaging main character in Kra. Kra is smart, inventive and carries a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He gets into more scraps than anyone else no matter what ship he's on and yet he's someone you want to root for and be on your side. I thoroughly enjoyed how the author used today's weapons (shotgun and a .357 considered relics in the story) along with futuristic weapons. This is a fully developed story, both the plot and a number of characters (aliens and humans alike), and kept my attention throughout the book. There are many twist and turns in this story and it will keep you on your toes until the very last page. Highly recommend this excellent SF story. I've read Mr. Ervin's other 2 novels and he's an author that should be on everyone's radar. I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.