A daring heroine—a mysterious alien—a wild adventure
Hickory is a neoteric, born from the ashes of world war three with a mutant empathy gene. Her first mission for the Alien Corps ends in disaster and the feisty commander is desperate for a second chance to prove herself. When her father, whom she hasn't seen for sixteen years, asks her to lead a vital mission to the edge of the galaxy, she grabs the opportunity.
Hickory is assigned to the strategically important planet Prosperine to investigate its volatile political climate and check out a disruptive mystic called the Teacher.
When she arrives, the commander becomes embroiled in an elaborate plot by sinister aliens that will test every ounce of her emotional and physical resilience.
In the end, Hickory has one shot. She must banish the pain from her past and embrace the gifts she was born with. Only then will she have a chance to discover what the Teacher is up to and stop the alien threat to Earth.
Questions you will ask when you read this book:
Will the Human agenda destroy the aliens' way of life?Will the various factions in the alien world crumble and collapse into civil war under the threat?Will Hickory come to terms with her conflicted loyalties and fractured relationships?Who is this mysterious 'messiah' who inspires and divides the aliens?
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The Alien Corps, book one in the Prosperine series, is also available in paperback and audiobook.
What readers are saying about this epic space adventure.
"A Great read. Had me at the first chapter. Did not want to stop. Love the plot, the storyline, the action!!"
"Great characters; storyline with action, drama, and fast-paced intrigue; and unique description of an alien planet, society and its population. Highly recommended. I would get other books in the series."
"McDermott creates a very original and hopeful future world similar to the kind of sci-fi I grew up loving. His alien characters are delightful and believable. I could not wait to read the second book, Rise of the Erlachi which is even better!"
"This is a full-blown outer space adventure. Well described characters and a story that has a nice flow to it. I read it straight thru cover to cover."