This prequel to the Euclidian series follows the exploits of Adar, an alien from the Ossuary System, hired as an elite assassin aboard the Euclidian resource ship Andrea. Adar was sent to retrieve, dead or alive, renegade aliens who started a gang war on their home planet and killed a group of law enforcement officers who chased after them.
Adar uncovered that they had been stowed away aboard the Earth-bound Andrea and tracked them all the way to Chicago before the trail goes cold. While waiting for them to turn up, Adar fed his thirst for blood by taking on Chicago's most notorious mob family. Throughout his journey, Adar learned how Earthlings live and love and discovered his own need for love.
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This is a prequel to a highly rated first contact series by Jay Cannon. It draws you in quick with interstellar action, and doesn’t let go until the last page. The book opens on a Euclidian mining ship. Its multi-year mission: to exploit distant planets and return minerals to the home system. The Euclidian typically conquer the inferior races inhabiting these worlds. On occasion, they turn the locals into trading partners, but so far remain the dominant species throughout the galaxy. Next stop: Earth. But first, they pick up a load of prisoners, and here things go off the rails a bit. Some of the detainees escape. An “Ossie” from the Ossurary system, who is particularly skilled in fighting, tracks them to Earth where the action continues. If you enjoy first contact novels, be sure and check this one out, then take a look at the rest of the series!
This book centers around an alien invasion of Earth. Unlike other stories about alien invasion of Earth this one looks at it from the perspective of the aliens who see it as a business venture. The only thing standing in the way of the Earth being strip mined out of existence is a kid and a small alien fugitive.
“Tense conflict- Incredible characters – Only from the mind of Jay Cannon.” ~ Bob Makey
“A gripping saga of alien betrayal.” ~ Ray Wills
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Jay Cannon grew up in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. He became hooked on science fiction when he used to run home from junior high school to catch the original episodes of Star Trek. He spent six years in the U.S. Navy working on the flight deck of aircraft carriers, which felt like being on a starship. After leaving the Navy he spent several years in the software industry. During that period he passed time reading science fiction books and watching science fiction movies. He eventually decided to stop writing programs and start writing books