Go big or go home. For privateer Captain Magdalene Landon, it's all about going big. For Kay Ellis, it's about getting home. Together, they're about to architect the most daring heist in the galaxy.
Kay knows too much. She knows it’s a matter of time before a Conglomerate hitman finds her. She’s desperate for safe passage back to Union space.
Then Magdalene shows up, promising a way home in exchange for that information. It’s a risky bet, but Kay is out of options. So she strikes a deal: the heist of the century for her freedom.
Kay is playing a dangerous game, and she knows it. She’s made herself Enemy Number One of the Conglomerate. She’s relying on privateers for her safety. It’s a fool’s game. But the worst part is, her fool’s heart is starting to warm to the enigmatic captain. And that’s a risk for which she hadn’t planned.
Ford (the Time Travelling Taxman books) launches an adventure series with this fun and unexpectedly tender-hearted novel featuring plucky space pirates in love. Software engineer Kay Ellis is on the run from the Conglomerate, a powerful organized crime syndicate for whom she designed Deltaseal, the ultimate digital security system. Knowing it’s only a matter of time before the Conglomerate assassinates her to protect their investment, Kay accepts a rescue from Magdalene Landon, fiery captain of the pirate vessel The Black Flag, in exchange for the very information the Conglomerate wants to destroy: how to crack Deltaseal and rob them of trillions of dollars. As she and the mixed-species crew of The Black Flag plan their big heist, Kay first bonds with shipmate Frank and then discovers, to her surprise, that she’s falling for Magdalene, who closed herself off after the death of a previous lover. After Kay is almost killed during an attempted kidnapping, Magdalene realizes she can no longer deny her interest in Kay. There’s no steamy content on the page, making this a perfect all-ages story for fans of space adventure. (BookLife)