Stowaway to the Stars (2nd edition)by Graham Keeler
Note! This is the 2nd edition of Stowaway to the Stars, which was published in 2012.
Larry is an undercover agent for the Interstellar Exploration Programme, when he stumbles on a covert operation by Zilon, a ruthless member of the Galactic Union. He finds himself framed by the Ziloni and a fugitive from the Union.
Karen is seeking the man responsible for the death of her sister. But one simple case of mistaken identity and a reckless decision suddenly sees her life in turmoil. She discovers that she is a stowaway on Larry’s spacecraft and her future is now irrevocably linked to his.
But Larry’s future looks bleak. His only chance of finding evidence that will clear his name entails a near-suicidal invasion of a Ziloni military base. Karen has no choice but to accompany Larry on his mission, where she is thrown into the strange environment of the Union. Together they face the ultimate test as they battle with the collective might of the Ziloni and the Galactic Union.
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Graham Keeler was born in the UK in Hertfordshire and grew up in neighboring Essex. He studied Physics at Queen Mary College, London, and graduated in 1965 with First Class Honors, continuing to a PhD in 1969. He now lives in Bolton, Lancashire.
As well as being an avid science fiction reader, he has always been fascinated by anything to do with astrophysics and space travel, and applied to be a British candidate for the first American Spacelab mission.