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In a demilitarized zone on the border of human space, long range spy satellites are mysteriously going quiet, and no one know why. Captain Susan Kamala and her crew are dispatched to figure out what's going on and solve the problem.  

That problem, however, is a mysterious, bleeding-edge alien ship that no human vessel could hope to match in open conflict. But, it's not spoiling for a fight. 

Now, the Captain and her crew must figure out how to navigate a complicated game of diplomacy, balancing the needs of their corporate overlords, and the honest desire for a lasting peace between the two races, all without letting a long-standing cold war turn hot.

©2020 Patrick S. Tomlinson (P)2020 Recorded Books

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Author has brought me back to Sci-Fi

I've read a number of the classics in Sci Fi but then gave it up. It seemed that a lot of what was being sold as Science Fiction was more like Magic Fiction. Thank-you Mr. Tomlinson for bringing some good science, humor and characters into your book. - - And also some very innovative - fictional but possible - technologies into the story. The kind of "inventions" that make the reader sit up and think- "oh yeah, that makes sense". But, in that vein, - and we are all just having fun here...Why would the meta- lens have to be so large? Thanks for a good read. Look forward to your other works.

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Good story, looking forward to the sequel

Good narrator. Story does a good job of sticking to physics and meshes the FTL tech nicely in.