Book 3 of the Artemis Files...
Bren Montclare, merchant, rogue and contract mercenary has managed to survive the Stromon Cartel on Elysium, overcome the pirates of Talisman, and sold his cargo. Life might seem good for a man of his abilities, however nothing ever remains simple in the Hinterlands, especially when you’re in exile and a long way from home.
After a scientific expedition goes missing and communications are lost from the planet Durendal, the question whispered in the Artemis Project is whether an old threat has returned? Bren and his ship DIANA are ordered to investigate an open Pandora's Box found on the Merovingian colony world, facing greater challenges than ever before. Have Genalts been discovered, or are the Core Sector wars spilling over to the Hinterlands and drawing the colony into its clutches?
The Artemis Files recount the activities of an on-going intelligence operation amidst the war torn worlds of the 43rd Century. From the Britannic Kingdom to the Independent States of America, Artemis Operatives defend against incursions by enemies in a region with no law, rules, or humanity. Written in the style of traditional Space Opera, this adventure is certain to appeal to lovers of classic adventures from the golden years of Science Fiction.