A Discount for Death:Poisoned Pen Press Steven F Havill
In this sequel to Steven Havill´s Scavengers, Estelle Reyes-Guzman plunges into her new job as undersheriff of Posadas County and the action never stops. As Bill Gastner, recently retired sheriff, lurks diplomatically in the background, Estelle must deal with the disappearance of a local insurance broker who was about to be indicted for fraud. A far worse challenge comes when one of her officers, on a wild chase through town, causes the death of a young single mother in a motorcycle crash. And if that wasn´t enough, now there is a dead body. It looks like suicide...or does it? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephanie Brush. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bimo/000455/bk_bimo_000455_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection of 12 short stories is based on the adventures of the starcruiser Galaxy and its valiant crew, including: ´´Discount Dinner´´ - A desperate financial situation forces the crew to purchase food with unforeseen side effects. ´´Double-Rowed Smile´´ - The newly installed, and not so gently used, auto-navigation system threatens to tear the Galaxy apart mid-warp. ´´Drone Wars´´ - An army of murderous drones attack the Tioran Federation, killing anyone that gets in their way. ´´Hot Lava´´ - The Galaxy is stranded on a planet embroiled in a massive tectonic reconfiguration. ´´Drone Wars II´´ - Jonn´s side project to create an artificial pet takes on a life of its own. ´´Arms Deal´´ - Steve´s attempt to purchase a new rifle from an unscrupulous vendor unwittingly unleashes a hungry beast bent on devouring everyone aboard the Galaxy. ´´Stimugen´´ - Hitch´s encounter with artificial stimulants nearly destroys her relationship with the crew-and her own sanity. ´´Distant Discovery´´ - The crew is hired to investigate a distant, unresponsive government space station, but their simple mission reveals a powerful enemy force that wants to keep the station´s secrets all to itself. ´´Damage Control´´ - A new training program that disables the Galaxy makes the stalwart ship a tempting target for ruthless salvagers. ´´Distant Discovery II´´ - Technology uncovered at a secret government space station threatens to unleash a massive black hole in the heavily populated heart of the Tioran Federation. ´´Derelict Disaster´´ - A mission to salvage valuable technology from the wreck of a devastated pirate carrier turns sour as the derelict ship reaches out from the grave to trap and eliminate the starcruiser Galaxy. ´´Deceptive Cargo´´ - A powerful force sent by a familiar foe is unleashed aboard the Galaxy with only one mission - to eliminate the entire crew by any means necessary. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rod Spurgeon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014022/bk_acx0_014022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.