Following closely on the heels of Buccaneers, Liam and the crew of Hotspur take a much needed vacation on the tropical planet Curie, where they have nothing more to do than enjoy sun and sand. Trouble is never far away for this group of privateers, however, as a mysterious invitation to meet the reclusive Phillipe Anino interrupts their holiday.
With more wealth than could be spent in twenty lifetimes and access to illicit technology and information, Anino discovered a common interest with the crew - the fate of the Cape of Good Hope. Anino believes he has a way to recover the Cape's crew, but to do so will pit Liam and his friends against the powerful Belirand Corporation.
Will the crew of Hotspur take the risky mission and become fugitives for the sake of forty-five people they don't know? Or will they leave the people on board the Cape of Good Hope to die, alone in the deep dark of space?
There's more at stake than any of them could guess. The actions of Liam and his friends could very well change the known universe forever.
Interview with the Author
Q - What exactly makes the Privateer Tales series special?
A - When I set out to write Privateer Tales, I wanted to create a modern take on the SF books I read as a teenager and that I still love reading today. My focus is, therefore, space opera with a heavy emphasis on starships, pirates, space combat, inter-galactic travel and exciting, sometimes unexpected technology, all with a strong sense of exploration and discovery.
Privateer Tales stories have a strong component of evolving relationships between the members of the crew and the people they encounter. Throughout the series, we continually pick up new crew members; some stick around while others are only aboard for a short time.
Mostly, I want to feel like I'm right there with my characters - exploring new worlds, interacting with alien species and sailing through the deep dark of space on an important mission.
Q - What order should I read the books in?
A - While each story is written to be a complete, no-cliffhanger adventure, following the numeric series order will be helpful. We're constantly adding crew, switching ships and discovering new planets and species. There are several shorter stories that are quick reads and focus on specific events outside of our hero's view.
The following order is recommended:
- Rookie Privateer
- Fool Me Once
- Big Pete (order is unimportant)
- Smuggler's Dilemma
- Out of the Tank
- A Matter of Honor
- Give No Quarter
Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?
A - Privateer Tales stories are a great mix of space opera, exploration, fleet combat, colonization and just plain old action and adventure. Listen to what other readers have said:
"The books are well written, highly entertaining, and the plots are both interesting and imaginative." - Amazon Reader
"Fun stories, interesting characters, action and best of all, some fun to go with the drama and serious situations. " - Amazon Reader
"Good basic science fiction which is hard to come by these days." - Amazon Reader
Q - Can readers try the series before fully committing?
A - Sure. The deals change periodically, so check out my author page here at Amazon for more details and a full list of my available titles. I recommend grabbing up the discounted box set of the first five stories, all in one volume.
And thanks for reading!
Privateer Tales Series eBook Categories
- Space Opera Series
- Epic Space Adventure
- Science Fiction Marine
- Science Fiction eBooks