Privateer Captain Blackwood and the crew of the Andromeda are back in this swashbuckling sequel to Her Brother's Keeper. It’s been fifteen years since Zander Krycek fled his homeworld of Ithaca. Now, exiled against his will on the far-off planet of Heinlein, Zander has left his years as a revolutionary, president of Ithaca, and the Butcher of Jonasport behind him. It’s a quiet life, but not a bad one, and he’s become accostomed to it.
Then a familiar face shows up on his doorstep. One he never thought he’d set eyes on his again. Talia Krycek, Zander’s daughter and a member of the very council that had him exiled, has come to pay her father a visit — and to ask for his help. In the year’s since his departure, Ithaca has descended into abject poverty and civil war. If the planet is to remain starfaring civilization, something must be done, and quickly. Seeing a chance to repair his legacy — and his relationship with Talia — Zander agrees. But in order to sneak Zander back into Ithaca safely, they’ll need a ship and a crew with smuggling experience.
Enter privateer Captain Catherine Blackwood and the Andromeda. Blackwood and her crew have handled dangerous cargo and dicey situations before. Now, they’ll have to navigate assissination attempts, warring factions, and civil unrest. But as all good privateers know, the higher the risk, the bigger the payoff.
Mike Kupari is the author of debut science fiction novel Her Brother's Keeper, as well as coauthor, with Larry Correia, of the best-selling Dead Six miltary advanture series including Dead Six, Swords of Exodus, and Alliance of Shadows. Mike grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and enlisted at the age of seventeen. Mike is recently returned from his second active duty overseas with the U.S. Air Force, where he was an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician in the US Air Force. Mike also served six years in the Army National Guard. He has worked as a security contractor with several firms, did a tour in Southwest Asia with a private military company, and is an NRA certified firearms instructor.