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About J. S. Collyer
J. S. Collyer is science fiction writer from Lancaster, England where she lives since graduating with an MA from Creative Writing from Lancaster University.
She has always had a taste for stories that are larger than life, but enjoys creating relatable, human narratives.
Her first novel, Book 1 in the Orbit Series, Zero, an action-packed, character-driven SciFi novel described as ‘Firefly meets James Bond’ was released by Dagda Publishing in 2014 and made it into Northern Soul Magazine’s Best Reads of 2014.
The sequel, Haven, was released October 2015 and the third and final instalment, Silence, was released July 2016.
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Kaleb Hugo is a former Service commander, publicly disgraced and dismissed for disobeying orders to save lives, but secretly reassigned as captain of the Zero: a government-funded black-ops privateer ship on the edge of Orbit law. The ship is publicly disavowed but privately essential, existing solely to mix with pirates, terrorists and criminals and to serve the establishment's underground agenda.
With his commander, Ezekiel Webb, and crew, Hugo, at first a reluctant soldier in his new role, will uncover a vast conspiracy which will threaten the push the entire Orbit to civil war. As they race against time to avert catastrophe, what will become of the Zero and her crew?
"Collyer's Zero is a fun, fast ride through hyperspace. Equal parts James Bond and Firefly, Collyer has created a future that is as frightening as it is entertaining. Join the crew and buckle up."
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And yet, not enough.
Pursuit of a criminal will drive Hugo back to an underworld full of fears he thought he'd left behind. Ghosts of pain, betrayal and guilt haunt Hugo after the shocking and brutal torture of the woman he loves, forcing him to seek out his ex-commander from the Zero, Ezekiel Webb, to help him get revenge. Together they must gain entry to Haven, an off-world colony where those with nothing left to lose end up, but where the answers they need are hidden. But Haven is a place with its own rules. Rules which are harsh, brutal and unforgiving. On the edge of Service-controlled space and outside the boundaries of civilised society, Hugo and Webb will come face to face with enemies old and new, and once again will have to fight to save their own skins as well as secure what they need to deliver justice.
Will they prevail against all the odds stacked against them, when sometimes their own worst enemies are themselves?
Kaleb Hugo has been missing for a year. He disappeared without trace or explanation but popular rumour is that he abandoned his position and his family to join the revolutionist group Red Star, alleged to be gathering force on Mars and set on a future ruled by a democratically-elected Orbit Alliance and not the militarised Service.
Ezekiel Webb, his former crewmate and best friend, has, on the face of it, taken little interest in Hugo's fate, rumoured or otherwise. The two men have barely spoken in years and Webb has immersed himself in his new life in the Eclipse Division of the Service. He is captain of his own undercover unit and whilst the Service Commanders don't always approve of his methods, his abilities cannot be questioned. It is these abilities that the Special Commander of the Service, Hugo's mother, now needs to retrieve her youngest son from wherever he has fled to... or wherever he is being held... whether Webb is agreeable or not.
Webb will come to discover far more that he ever wanted to know about the new forces moving against the Service, both from without and within, getting caught within the eye of the rising storm, not knowing who of those around him he can trust, if anyone. Discovery, betrayal and revelation lie ahead for two men that have journeyed so far together.
They will once again learn that survival is a relative term when you turn your back on who you are.