Vitalis II - The Colony by Jason Halstead
Approx. 15,890 words.
Published on November 21, 2011 by
Novel Concept Publishing LLC.
Book 2 in the Vitalis series.
The crew of the space transport, The Rented Mule, has been stranded on a harsh alien world for months. They’ve given up hope of rescue when the flare of a ship entering the atmosphere bouts their spirits. The tricky part is in wrestling control of the ship from the inter-stellar pirates that followed them hoping to claim salvage.