They couldn’t afford a ship, much less the cost of registering one. Add to that the cost of using the gate to leave the system and it seems insurmountable. But there is always a loophole…
Harmon Tomeral wanted nothing more than to go to space. Sent to an orphanage when his parents were killed in a sandstorm, the odds were stacked against him. Despite that, he made it to the academy and graduated in the top ten percent of his class…only to find out the fleet did what it wanted, regardless of regulations, and he came from the wrong planet.
He didn’t give up his dream, though, because where there’s a will, there’s a loophole, and Harmon and his friends found their loophole in the Top Fleet Marine competition—the winner would get 100,000 credits, which would just be enough to start their own salvage company. If they could build a mech and win the competition, they would be set.
But the fleet had already shown they didn’t want him in space, so it would be an uphill fight. Good thing his friends and crew were very much against fleet regulations.
Set 8,000 years in the future. Humans have spread out so far and for so long there is no true human coalition. If something happens to one…well, it’s just another system on the other side of the galaxy. With thousands of known races, humans are often thought of as the aliens. The book is the first in its completed trilogy. It and the series have been picked up for development for feature film.
About The Author:
Kevin Steverson is a retired veteran of the U.S. Army. A life long reader, he waited until retirement to write his own stories. With several best-selling novels to his credit, he is also a published songwriter with a handful of cuts. When he is not on the road as the Tour Manager for the band Cypress Spring, he can be found writing in the foothills of the NE Georgia mountains.
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