The Elder Daughter of Dark Night
By Stephen R. Corkrey
Published: July 28, 2013.
Tom Civis, naval officer in command of a survey vessel, suddenly vanishes, possibly to defect. With stolen secrets he might avert a war and save his sister from assassination. As he flees he is haunted by the memory of his great-great-grandfather Jacob, whose brilliance was subverted by the Church and which now controls almost all the worlds. He must decide: should he undo Jacob's legacy?