Universal Law by T.R. Harris (The Adam Cain Saga Book 6)
English | 2020 | Sci – Fi | ePUB | 2.8 MB
.R. (Tom) Harris is the author The Human Chronicles Saga series of books, an exciting tale of space adventure which has been one of the bestselling science fiction series on Amazon since October, 2011.
There’s no rest for the wicked, or a shortage of wicked to bring to justice.
Marshal Adam Cain is back on the job, dispensing his brand of Universal Law in typical Alien-With-An-Attitude fashion.
With the ancient Aris service module Kanan out of the picture–at least for a while–there’s a lot for Marshal Adam Cain to tend to within The Dead Zone.
If Adam thought things were wild and woolly before, wait until he sees what happens in the aftermath of Kanan. Politics, terrorists, assassins, thieves and more … I could go on and on, but you get the picture.
And now, as Adam slowly builds a secret force of super agents within the ranks of Enforcers, they begin to take on assignments usually reserved for, well, supermen. Fortunately, the shoe fits.
But the core groups seldom numbered over two hundred individuals from each race, sometimes leaving a million other refugees with the scraps that dribbled down to them. And now the elites were being offered an extravagant sum to surrender their worlds to MK. The lower tier refugees protested, with the vast majority wishing to return to their homes eventually. They had never been keen on the salvage of their worlds, but as intense radiation ravaged the planets, they had little choice. That changed when MK cleaned up the planets. But now their so-called representatives were in the process of selling them out completely, leaving the remaining refugees high and dry.
When the majority of the refugees protested, the elites simply signed the agreements with MK, took the credits and snubbed their noses at their fellow natives. Hundreds of thousands never saw a chip from the transfer, while their betters made off like bandits.
In the meantime, Maris-Kliss took their highly questionable deeds and proceeded to stop all salvage operations and evict anyone who wasn’t an employee or contractor of the company, including a fair number of natives who had repatriated to their homeworlds despite no legal standing to do so.
At first, the refugee groups elected new leaders and sought recourse through the legal system. But when fighting against the largest corporation in the galaxy, more significant than even the Human Orion-Cygnus Union and second in wealth and influence only to the Juirean Expansion, there wasn’t much hope of them finding justice.
Some of the outside negotiators—the Humans included—asked why the refugees couldn’t return to their homeworlds as employees of MK, thereby liberating them from a life in exile? But the regional Director of the company would have none of it. He wanted only loyal employees working his worlds and felt the returning natives would not have the same dedication. They would feel more privileged, more entitled. As he said, more like citizens rather than employees. Adam smirked when he first heard that. They would act more like, well, natives, beings who had sprung into existence on the worlds and later evolved over billions of years to become the top of the food chain, the prime indigenous species on a planet. That was until MK and their lawyers came along.
So, instead of an endless and costly battle in the courts, many of the natives chose to slip back onto their reclaimed homeworlds and launch violent resistance actions against MK and their employees, along with the mercenaries they hired to maintain security.
Adam could see the motivations on both sides. MK was owed something for all the effort and money they’d spent bringing the worlds of the Dead Zone back to life. But the native refugees also deserved to be allowed to return to their homeworlds, and not merely as worker bees. However, Adam thought it unfair that a handful of highly-placed, wealthy, and influential refugees could make the decisions for all the survivors of a particular race. The full populations were never allowed to vote on whether or not to sell their planets to MK. And by then, the elites had already written off their former homeworlds, as evidenced by the wholesale salvage taking place throughout the Zone.