A short story in the Alcantaran series.
All Kota and Zibo wanted to do was to start a family and to make a living, using the space ship freighter that Kota had salvaged. They had the retrofit started when the trouble started. Some idiot bureaucrat wanted them to be super spies for the Charter Alliance. They turned him down! His boss was more persuasive but they still didn't want to be spies. They just wanted to trade. Circumstances didn't give them a choice.
About the Author
Terry Compton has raced stock cars, rode horses across the Scapegoat Wilderness, fished and hunted most of his adult life while working at several different jobs. He is an Air Force veteran and served in the Air National Guard for several years. He is currently the owner, chief welder and installer for an ornamental iron business where he has made several award winning metal creations and is now turning this creativity to writing. Terry loves to read science fiction, westerns and mystery stories. Some of his favorite authors are Clive Cussler, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, Andre Norton, Poul Anderson, Robert Heinlein, Louie L'Amour, Zane Grey and Anne McCaffery. He is currently learning about 'indie' authors who are publishing e-books. Terry currently lives in Montana with his wife and a dog who thinks she is a short furry people.