The Apocalypse Crystal
- Published By: Devine Destinies
- Author: Alexander Dregon
- ISBN: 978-1-55487-645-7
- Page: 209
- Word Count: 50000
- Publication Date: August 18, 2010
- Series: The Apocalypse Crystal #1
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- Available Formats: Adobe Acrobat, Epub, Hiebook, Microsoft Reader, Mobipocket, Mobipocket (.mobi), Palm DOC/iSolo, Rocket, Sony PDF
Adam Colton is a bond agent on the tiny outpost of Rifos, sending escapees from the inner planets back to face justice. At least he has been since his ship was damaged in a storm and he was marooned on the little world. Soon though, he thinks he 'll have enough to pay for the repairs on his ship and get back to prospecting, which he loves even though he knows he'll never get rich at it.
At least that's what he tells himself.
The real reason he wants to leave is a failed relationship with the outpost's premier gemologist, Simone Jennifer.
Angered at her memory and tortured by the secret he keeps that drove him into space from his home world of Tau Ceti Ultra, he plans to return to his former life as soon as possible, vowing to forget both "Moni" and Rifos.
But a clandestine call from the woman draws him back like a moth to a flame and he quickly finds himself at odds not only with Kelen Roaert, the richest and allegedly most powerful man in the Galaxy, but with his former mentor and friend, Aldon Rosin, leader of the most elite military group on his home world, known as the Ultras.
Now he finds himself caught in a power play, alone save for Moni, the local sheriff, Logan Price and a fellow prospector named Tim Baler. Together the four of them try to outwit the organization of the man dubbed the Crystal Commissar, only to find out that like most things, nothing is quite what it seems...