Author: Megan Alnico
Genre: Science Fiction
Word Count: 100,000
Stranded on a hostile planet far from home
Military Field Agent Jacob Zackery had never planned on joining the Union Space Force. After being pressed into service there was only one way out, complete three missions for Admiral York. But when Jacob is abandoned on a dead planet to slowly starve to death he must make a deal with an illegal AI to get back to Homeworld and to Helen, the woman he loves. Along the way he befriends a mechanical savant, a young woman fleeing a planetary invasion, and a doctor with questionable loyalties, all while struggling to regain the life torn from him.