Crankie Williams Goes Pirate
The 1st book will be available Jan. 2020. Crankie serves time aboard a fleet freighter until pirates attack and free him. He joins the pirates and becomes a successful pirate himself. He makes contact with his friends on Earth again and when one of his planned attacks end up with his best friend being killed he goes to pieces and eventually hands himself over to the captain of a fleet cruiser. More
The Chief of Police on Earth finally managed to capture Cankie and had him shipped off in a fleet supply freighter. Crankie had a hard time in the beginning but managed to overcome the problems he was faced with. When the freighter was attacked by pirates Crankie was freed and he met up with the pirate captain, Martin West, who was to become his best friend. The pirate ship headed back to the pirate base, Tortuga, where Crankie settled himself. He became very popular at the base. Crankie, having become one of the leaders amongst the pirates organised a few raids and finally convinced Martin they should carry out a raid in the Heshny Galaxy. The first raid went off sucessfully and they decided to go back and do it all again, but this time things didn’t go as planned and they had to high-tail it out of there. Crankie made contact with his old buddy in the Milky Way Galaxy, Alexei, and finally the two met up again. Together they made plans for Crankie to meet up with his friends from Earth and a grand secret meeting took place, bringing Crankie up to speed on all his business interests and restructuring some of the facets of his organisation. He also managed to bring his super fast and beautiful space ship the Solar Plexus to Tortuga and used it to further his interests there. The Japanese President of Tortuga, Makatura, asked Crankie to arrange assistance for his home planet ‘Nga which was under attack by a rogue nation, the Ribaldese, from a neighbouring planet who was determined to destroy “Nga. Crankie planned the whole operation and with the willing participation of the hundreds of pirates with all their fighting ships they attacked the rogue planet and vitually destroyed it! The pirates, as payment for their participation pillage the planet and came away with rich booty. The Police Chief of Earth and the GASS (Galactic Secret Service) determined that Crankie was responsible for the masacre on Ribald. He was named as the ‘Butcher of Ribald’ and a hefty price was placed on his head. Crankie met up with his daughter, Lara, as well as with his secret love, the giant beautiful lady ex president of a Heshny planetary system, Eleza, and life for him became rosy again. He made contact with the Chinese leaders on their home planet, Manchuria, and they discussed their very secret and hugely ambitious project of heading out of the Milky Way galaxy and the universe and exploring the universe beyond, suggesting Crankie with his fleet of fighting ships as well as cargo ships accompany them as protection against any unforseen attacks. While the Chinese were making preparations Crankie and Martin West carried out various daring raids and this ended up in catastrophy, with Martin being killed, blasted to space dust by a heavy cruiser. Crankie took this loss very hard and blamed himself for what happened. His lady friend Eleza tried everything to comfort him and even called in Alexei’s help. Crankie tried to hold himself together and arranged several raids. He even made contact with Marood Hubool of the mysterious mystical planet Xanatanka who gave him guidance and support, but it was all to no avail. He planned a daring raid and things suddenly went horribly wrong when his ex wife Emily betrayed him to the GASS. The whole operation was a complete disaster! Crankie was distraught and totally fell apart, turning to strong drink and even Eleza and Alexei’s help and support couldn’t console him for all the deaths he was responsible for. Taking a space capsule Crankie headed off straight to a fleet cruiser and handed himself over, to the amazement of the captain of the cruiser who had dealings with Crankie in the past.