The freighter should have been blasted out of the stars on sight.
It was little surprise the Gerontius went missing six months ago, along with its cargo. Piracy in the Orion Confederacy is at an all-time high, and the Null are a perpetual threat. Then she appeared at the edges of the Altair System, floating with no life signs, answering no hails.
Such ships are common Null traps, ambushes for those who would investigate. The Hel Picket's standard protocol is to blow them up and ask questions later. But the Gerontius' haul was a cargo of military-grade torpedoes, and their fate is of greater concern to Naval Command than standard protocols, or the risk.
Scrambled to the investigation are Confederate Marshals Commander Ramirez and Sergeant Harrigan. This is their first case together: plunging aboard a dead ship that could be crawling with enemy Null, backed up by a Marine unit that desperately wants to be somewhere else - anywhere else. And Admirals want answers.
Hope in Hel is a science fiction thriller, and the second book of the Echo Case Files.