John J. Lumpkin is a writer and teacher who was born in 1973 in San Antonio, Texas. A former national security reporter for the Associated Press, he covered 9-11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and he may be the only person who has had a drink with both Donald Rumsfeld and Steve-O from Jackass (but not, to be clear, at the same time). He lives outside of Boulder, Colorado.
War is imminent between Earth's great space powers for reasons no one fully understands. When a young U.S. Space Force officer is assigned to shepherd an old spy out to the colonies, he begins to discover what lies at the root of the conflict. A hard science fiction novel by a former Pentagon and CIA reporter for the AP.
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