Vitalis III - Parasites by Jason Halstead
Approx. 17,310 words.
Published on April 16, 2012 by
Novel Concept Publishing LLC.
Jeremy Sinclair cashed in every chip he had to earn passage on a research ship bound for the newly discovered planet, Vitalis. With debts to pay and a past he needed to escape a journey seven light years beyond the furthest Terran space lane seemed like just the thing he needed.
Neither Jeremy, his fellow researchers, or the Terran Coalition Marines could be prepared for the planet's reception.