Agencies by James Aston
Approx. 53,810 words.
Published on April 10, 2012.
Humanity has made its first steps to colonise the Moon and exploit the resources of the asteroid belt and beyond.
A discovery during surveying to find water deposits on the Moon acts as a flash-point that triggers the latent hostility between the now-private security agencies of Earth.
Threaded through a series of escalating conflicts, Carth must try to get to the structure first.