BOOK #4 IN THE BEST-SELLING TAU CETI AGENDA SERIES. Humanity takes to
interstellar space to face conflict and an extermination threat from
an evil artificial intelligence, and a possible menace from beyond.
A century and a half after the Martian Separatist Wars, and the final
defeat of insane terrorist leader El Ahmi, Alexander Moore returns to
the stars with the Sienna Madira, a United States Navy
supercarrier spacecraft outfitted with advanced FTL and endlessly
strange, extremely effective, quantum-based weapons and remote sensing
technology. And, of course, he's brought Marines, and lots of them.
These are troops superbly trained for space battle, and equipped with
advanced powered armor and artificial intelligence backup.
Moore's task: hunt down remnant weaponry platforms left by the brilliant, mad artificial intelligence known as Copernicus, the being ultimately responsible for the Solar System wide civil war. Yet Moore is about to uncover something far more sinister: before his destruction, Copernicus had established multiple mecha-warrior defended bases with the intent of resuming the destruction of humanity. Worse, an a.i. presence even more dangerous, evil, and clever than Copernicus may have formed an alliance with something else out there with a similar goal: wipe humanity from the galaxy forever.
But those enemies will have to face a fully armed and equipped military task force led by a resolute general and his soldiers who know they are all that stand between human life, freedom, and progress — and the total annihilation of mankind.
Travis S. Taylor – "Doc" Taylor to his friends – has earned his soubriquet the hard way: He has a doctorate in optical science and engineering, a master's degree in physics, a master's degree in aerospace engineering, a master's degree in astronomy, and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. Dr. Taylor has worked on various programs for the Department of Defense and NASA for the past sixteen years. He's currently working on several advanced propulsion concepts, very large space telescopes, space-based beamed energy systems, and next generation space launch concepts. He lives in Harvest, AL with his wife Karen and their daughter.