Space Maverick: Mercenary Warrior Episodes 1-4
by Clark Wilkins
(Clark L. Wilkins)
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Suppose you had a fully armed and cloaked Klingon bird of prey. What would you do with it?
Meet Dane Corey, a former Starfleet captain highly decorated for bravery at the Battle of Thos but now drummed out of the service in disgrace after striking Admiral Riker, his superior officer in that battle. He is now making a living as a gambler on his way to distant Ganymede for reasons unknown, his only possessions being a blaster pistol, a mysterious letter in his tunic, and a nasty disposition.
Written in the famously popular dime novel form, in just the first four episodes discover how he acquires the Orion Queen, a fully equipped B'rel class Klingon scout ship outfitted for smuggling, and with Dane's first mystery being to solve who is murdering all aboard one by one and with Dane himself next on the killer's list.
Watch as he obtains a hapless crew of misfits that range from the wickedly beautiful, but illegal Borian She Devil, Sadira, bent on stealing the ship, to a Ferengi boy practicing the Rules of Acquisition, to that unscrupulous, sniveling coward, Professor Smith, who seeks to undermine Dane's command at every turn, to finally his own former chief engineer at the Battle of Thos, Barney Stiles, who may be incompetent.
See Dane thwart a criminal mastermind who repeatedly robs the same ship, observe as he twice rescues Sadira from Federation arrest but who only hates him even more for it, spy as he matches wits with a hired gunman sent to kill him by someone with links to Starfleet and possibly the Battle of Thos. Listen as Dane's arresting Starfleet officer curiously plays back his court martial and finds his accuser to be Admiral Riker who had Dane tried and convicted for actually winning that battle and then afterwards had Dane "accidentally" serve his brig time sentence in a prisoner of war camp alongside the very vengeful Klingons he captured at Thos.
With Dane now under arrest by Starfleet for the murder of one of its own officers, the Orion Queen ...
Genre: Action & Adventure
Length: 227 Pages (1,192 KB)Lending: Not EnabledAdded: Dec 15th, 2019