It is the late 23rd century. For engineers Jessie Madison and her husband David, a routine maintenance contract on board the orbital mining station Moria 3 has become a nightmare. Upon awakening from cryo-stasis, they learn a horrifying truth: while they were asleep, machines rose up against humanity...and won.


"Davila LeBlanc's Dark Transmissions grips you from the first page and never lets go. The characters and environments are so rich and immersive that you can smell the dirty dishes on the Jinxed Thirteenth and hear James Brown blasting in your spacesuit. Action-packed, emotional, and relentlessly fun."


- Joseph Williams, author of Furnace and Parin

Syndicate's Pawns

ISBN 9780062464323


Waking from several millennia of cryo-sleep, Jessie Madison’s worst fears are confirmed. She is the last surviving member of the Human race. 


A month has passed since the crew of the Covenant Patrol vessel Jinxed Thirteenth endured a harrowing mission on the abandoned space station of Moria 3.  During the mission, Moria 3’s deranged AI all but crippled the Jinxed Thirteenth, and the skeletal crew is now desperately trying to get it repaired.


Fortunately the merchant vessel Althena arrives on the scene and its captain, a shrewd trader named Domiant, offers to sell Captain Morwyn the parts he needs. As guards are lowered and repairs get underway, it becomes evident that a sinister force has managed to infiltrate the Jinxed Thirteenth. A deadly game of deception begins to play out, with a cunning foe setting its sights on capturing Jessie Madison. Captain Morwyn Soltaine, the crew of the Jinxed Thirteenth, and Jessie find their mettle tested as they are dragged into a desperate battle for survival.


"Continues the fast-moving mystery thriller structure that made Dark Transmissions such a satisfying debut."


- "This Week's New SciFi&Fantasy" Barnes and Nobles.Com

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