The Centauri Project by Frank Calcagno
Series: Tales of the Antares Rangers.
Approx. 180,790 words.
Published on November 29, 2011.
The Earth has changed after 150 years of global terror. Leaders struggle to protect citizens. Humanity is poised to launch their first interstellar colony ship, but not if the environmentalists have a say. In addition, a Caliphate agent plots a plutonium theft. As Mark Taylor scours the solar system for stable colonists, little does he realize the future fate of the colony may rest in his hands.