Dust (Children of the Republic Book 1)
Jason T. Hutt, author
Nick Papagous has learned his father’s secrets and they have driven him to hate the man he once admired. Nick sets off for Nexus Station, a gateway to humanity’s frontier. Stripped of all of his money, he’s forced into the employ of Max Cabot, an old freighter pilot with a tragic past of his own. To pay off his debts, Max has been running the same route for ten years, running back and forth from Nexus to Dust, the final colony the Republic established. Dust is remote and isolated from the rest of society, a place abandoned by the Republic due to the high costs associated with operating the colony. Sand storms regularly sweep the planet’s vast plains, making Dust a place few want to go. For Nick, it’s a perfect place to lay low and find his way. However, Nick soon discovers that Dust has its own secrets that will challenge everything he believes.