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Checkmate

by TS Hottle

Checkmate - T.S. Hottle
Part of the Suicide Arc series:
Editions:Paperback: $ 12.99
ISBN: 979-8408253296
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 252

JT Austin. Hero of Amargosa's liberation. One of the Children of Amargosa. Now a Navy pilot.

Serving with his comrade, Mitsuko Yamato, aboard the Queen Maria Sophia, he is handed what should be a milk run: Retrieve Lt. Cmdr. Edward Windsor from his garrison on a remote – and smelly – planet as he has just become king of Bonaparte, the Compact's only planetwide monarchy. However, an unknown attacker disables the Sophie, boards the ship with killer mechs, and sends JT with the new king and his entourage fleeing their ship. He will have to talk fast to make a deal with the enemy Gelt, summon his mentor Suicide for help, and get the king to safety. He will also discover he has at least one traitor in his midst. He will also discover his surrogate mother has a secret that will shatter his world.

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Tropes: Abandoned Place, Alien Artifacts, Aliens Among Us, Bad Robot, Conspiracy, Cross-Species Friendships, Enemy to Ally, FTL, Galactic Civilization, Here Comes the Cavalry, Interstellar Travel, Space Battles, Space Pilot, Wise Mentor
Word Count: 75400
Setting: Mud, Hanar, Amargosa
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Tropes: Abandoned Place, Alien Artifacts, Aliens Among Us, Bad Robot, Conspiracy, Cross-Species Friendships, Enemy to Ally, FTL, Galactic Civilization, Here Comes the Cavalry, Interstellar Travel, Space Battles, Space Pilot, Wise Mentor
Word Count: 75400
Setting: Mud, Hanar, Amargosa
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

About the Author

TS Hottle is the creator of the Compact Universe, a series of loosely connected novels and novellas set in a confederation of human worlds as they deal with a disastrous first contact with a similar species known as the Gelt. By day, he is a software developer. He lives in suburban Cincinnati with his wife Candy.