- Editor: Charles E. Gannon
- Available in: Kindle, Kindle Unlimited, Print
- Pages: 145
- Published: November 16, 2021
Taken from their planet and their century, they are…the Lost Soldiers.
Stranded on the primitive planet R’Bak in the 55 Tauri B system, the Lost Soldiers have carried out an audacious mission: the theft of a Kulsian lighter cargo spaceship. They are now past the point of no return; they’ve got to use the orbital cargo hauler quickly if they are to have any chance of carrying out Colonel Rodger Murphy’s plan to capture a Kulsian corvette. In order to do that, though, they need to get an assault force onboard the lighter before it gets to the second planet.
There’s only one problem—the Lost Soldiers don’t have a qualified pilot to fly them there.
They do have Major Kevin Bowden, though, who rehabilitated his flying career by leading a crucial and successful attack on R’Bak’s intersystem transmitter months before. In doing so, he demonstrated his skill at flying a SpinDog interface craft…but he has no experience flying genuine spacecraft or navigating between places in the deep black of outer space.
Can Murphy get Bowden the training he needs to successfully pilot a ship and rendezvous with the lighter before it is recaptured by the Kulsians? Things don’t look promising when he wrecks the first spacecraft he’s given, and, with time running out, he’ll have to use all of his previous training and experience to get better fast. Because if he can’t, the soldiers known as Murphy’s Lawless won’t be able to complete Murphy’s plan, and they will lose everything they’ve accomplished…and their lives, as well.