Sam Cane: Hard Time (Sam Cane 3)
Is it just bad luck, or has it become personal? Sam Cane has survived everything 187 and the Saved could throw at her, though it's left her with physical and psychological scars. She just wants to get back to a quiet life, but she finds herself facing up to new challenges on a new world with dark secrets beneath its frozen surface. More
On the bright side, Sam's got clear of One-Eight-Seven and the Saved. The downside is that's she's in a legal jam with the Corp (turns out that the documents she used to get the job were forged - who knew?). It doesn't help that she's still not got her mind right after being taken to the Bright Place. She's got a hard choice - take her chances with the justice system, or 'volunteer' for the Pioneer Division, the hard-luck teams who have the hard job of opening up a new world for colonisation.
It's not just a matter of professional pride - a record and a stint in the slam is the last thing she needs - so she takes the deal. Chances are there won't even be a deployment during her stint.
Luck's not on her side, though, and she's sent to a barren planet in a strategic location to help prepare it for settlement. Caught between a colony director with a hidden agenda and dark secrets hidden beneath the frozen surface, Sam's starting to suspect that she's been dogged by more than just bad luck. Breaking one of her rules, she's starting to take this personally. At least this time she has old friends and new allies lining up alongside her as she struggles to survive and get some answers.
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