From the Author
I did this because I want people to sample it first and, if you like it, go and buy the 400+ page omnibus which includes all of the first 7 parts. I'm continuing the Vitalis series indefinitely with full length novels, the next following the Vitalis Omnibus will be Vitalis: Resurrection (coming soon)
From the Back Cover
The Rented Mule is a ship with a crew seeking to earn an honest living in a realm of dishonesty. No stranger to trouble, they know the unwritten rules of the trade and have avoided being claimed as "salvage" for many years.
On a routine transport mission the Mule has to struggle with not only the usual dangers of traveling through rim systems, but also a new navigator with a troubled past and a romantic interest in the ship's engineer.
Plagued by threats from without and within, the crew's only hope when the Mule suffers catastrophic damage may be an uncharted planet. The fate of the Rented Mule and crew is in the hands of the neophyte navigator.