Pax Humana

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 552 ratings

The Terran Gambit Publisher's Summary

Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin' space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can.

A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a surprising show of devastating force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast - killing millions - and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds in the Pax Humana.

But the Resistance will not be cowed so easily. In retaliation the rebel leadership devises a daring plan to strike at the Empire's heart in a final, desperate bid for freedom, a plan that will put Jake Mercer in the captain's chair of the most advanced warship in the galaxy. In a life full of crazy moves, this one might just be the craziest, but Jake jumps at the chance anyway for it means a possible end to the war.

To succeed, all Jake has to do is face down a psychopathic Imperial Admiral bent on utterly destroying the Resistance and even Earth itself. What could be so hard about that?

©2014 Nicholas Webb (P)2014 Nicholas Webb
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  • Book 1

    • The Terran Gambit

    • The Pax Humana Saga, Book 1
    • By: Nick Webb
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 232
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 231

    Lieutenant Jacob Mercer likes fast motorcycles, faster women, and screamin' space fighters. As a reckless fighter jock in the Resistance fleet battling the Corsican Empire, he lives solely for the thrill of taking out as many Imperial bogeys as he can. A rebel victory is looming on the horizon when the Imperials abruptly change tactics and, in a surprising show of devastating force, incinerate the city of Dallas with a thermonuclear blast - killing millions - and delivering a merciless example of what happens to upstart worlds..

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 100 of years in the future, in a galaxy nearby....

    • By Kingsley on 03-20-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Chains of Destiny

    • Episode 2: The Pax Humana Saga
    • By: Nick Webb
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 11 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    Captain Jacob Mercer and the USS Phoenix barely escape with their lives from the Imperial ambush at Liberty Station and soon find themselves orbiting the frontier world Destiny, a forbidding planet infested with pirate gangs. With critically unstable engines, Jake is forced to seek raw material for badly needed repairs before the ruthless Admiral Trajan tracks them down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By mark on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Into the Void

    • The Pax Humana Saga, Episode 3
    • By: Nick Webb
    • Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    Captain Jake Mercer and the crew of the Phoenix finally escape from Admiral Trajan's relentless pursuit, hoping for some much needed rest and supplies. But while in the Oberon system, the 51st Brigade decides to make its move against Captain Mercer in revenge for the murder of one of its soldiers. Jake must enlist the help of a local paramilitary organization to not only regain his ship, but also to fight off the Vikorhov Federation, one of Admiral Trajan's surrogates in the sector.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome!...but waiting on book 4???

    • By Chris on 09-22-17

    Regular price: $19.95