Scum of the Universe by Anthony James (Fire and Rust Book 7)
English | 2020 | Sci – Fi | ePUB | 2.2 MB
Anthony James spent his youth reading what might now be called classic sci-fi and fantasy books. These days, he spends time in his study with the door locked against rampant and ferocious toddlers, writing books of his own.
Sometimes you give it everything and it’s not enough.
The Ragger and Sekar aliens have pushed humanity to the brink of annihilation. Two hopes for survival – genetic modifications to protect against the Sekar, and the death pulse generator – are years from completion.
With no other choice, Fleet Admiral Stone is forced to make a deal with the devil in the form of a mutually beneficial exchange of technology with the back-stabbing Raggers.
Naturally, the Raggers haven’t changed. However, the aliens are about to discover that when humanity is pushed into a corner, anything goes. In a game of lies, threats and false promises, Stone must do what he can to come out ahead.
If he fails, billions die.
Only a fool would put all their eggs in one basket. While talks proceed, other, more direct action is ongoing behind the scenes. Captains Tanner Conway and Jake Griffin have a mission of their own which, if it succeeds, might turn everything on its head.
With planets under attack, Raggers and Sekar turning up everywhere, this high-stakes game is about to come to an explosive conclusion.