Hero Code by Lindsay Buroker (Star Kingdom Book 3)
English | 2019 | Sci / Fi | ePUB | 334 Kb
Hero Code : Casmir Dabrowski is finally heading back to his home world, determined to gain an audience with the queen and convince her to tell him the secret of his genes. But the terrorists who have been sending robot assassins after him are still there—and still want him dead.
As soon as he lands, the trouble starts. His best friend is whisked off by Royal Intelligence, his new ally walks him into a trap, and he learns the queen isn’t in the city.
But the king is.
Casmir finds himself face to face with the man who has the power to wave a hand and have him and everyone he loves tortured, imprisoned, or even slain. King Jager isn’t pleased with the role Casmir played in keeping Fleet warships from claiming an ancient technology for the Kingdom.
If Casmir can’t convince Jager that he’s worth keeping around, he could lose everything and everyone he cares about.
“We all figured jail, if not a firing squad, would be waiting for us at the end of that treatment,” Yas said, refusing to pretend he’d been more of a hero than he had been.
Jess nodded firmly.
“And Chains was the one who broke down the door and sneaked up to the lab to take the bacteria,” Yas added.
“But you told him what to get and where to find it.”
Yas shrugged. “I knew you had other people who had been exposed, and I wasn’t positive the single dose we’d gotten would be enough.”
He was relieved that Rache didn’t sound irked, that he appreciated that Yas had chosen to return. He wondered if there was any chance that Rache would feel grateful enough to help him with his personal problem. As he’d told Jess, Yas wished he could get to the bottom of President Bakas’s assassination and figure out who had truly killed her, not only to clear his name but because she’d been a good woman and the station—the entire system—ought to know who had truly taken her down. Jess had suggested he try to hire Rache, just as she had once done, to investigate the mystery.
“Do you believe the bacteria will remain in the men’s bodies and give them some immunity if we have the opportunity to get near the gate again?” Rache asked.”