Captain Delaney Syper and the crew of the aeroskiff Clarity must navigate a dangerous trail of violence and betrayal after they agree to transport a mysterious passenger and his unknown cargo deep into the wild Interior Territories of Saeloum. More
Delaney Syper, smuggler captain of the aeroskiff Clarity, is interested in only two things; pulling enough jobs to keep his ship in the air and his crew more or less happy, and staying out of trouble. When he is hired by a local crime ring to transport a mysterious foreigner and his undisclosed cargo deep into the wild Interior Territories of Saeloum, Captain Syper finds these two interests competing. On the one hand, the job sounds like a recipe for trouble, exactly the sort he strives to avoid; on the other, he really needs the money. It doesn't take Syper long to realise he should have followed gut instead of greed. Accepting the job will plunge he and his motley crew of thieves and misfits into a maelstrom of betrayal and rebellion, and bring the captain face to face with the violent past he has tried hard to put behind him. Navigating a dangerous trail that will pit them against Federal law officers, brutal mercenaries, and a colony of mutant outcasts known as Afflicted, the crew of the Clarity will quickly come to realise that the greatest threat of all may already be on board...
George Philips lives in southwestern Ontario amidst corn fields and dairy farms. In his spare time, among other things, he reads, writes, and practices historical martial arts with the Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts.
stephen j gallagher
on July 21, 2014 :
If you were a fan of the old `firefly` sci fi series you will love this book. Captain Syper and his first mate Rin battling to keep the aeroskiff `clarity` and it`s crew afloat? in a somewhat fragmented and hostile world...forced to take on a job which even for him is not quite `jemmy` things soon spiral out of control putting his, and the lives of his crew at risk...brilliant descriptions of their world and a great play with words al la firefly keep you turning pages despite it`s length... hope there is a sequel lurking somewhere out there...