EMPIRE SERIES Book 18
A DEADLY NEW PLOT AGAINST THE THRONE!
Two assassination attempts against the Throne have failed spectacularly in the last five years. One by Sector Governor Piotr Shubin and the other by the plutocratic ruling families of the old Democracy of Planets.
All that has resulted from the families' failed attempt to assassinate Empress Arsinoe is the families' spies being caught, the families' allies being recruited to the Throne, and much of the families' wealth being confiscated.
So the plutocratic ruling families of the old Democracy of Planets hatch a new, simpler plan to overthrow the Empire. Nuke Imperial City!
Troy Donahue and Travis Geary race to find and disable the nuke, while the Emperor and Empress contemplate a draconian final solution to the plutocrat families
"Absolutely smashing success! A blockbuster of a story."
"A fitting end to the main series."
EMPIRE SERIES Book 17
Mere hours after the coronation, Gail Anne Burke - the Empress Arsinoe - is struck down and lay dying. The attack was by the unlikeliest and most unexpected of methods. Tracking down the method is the first order of business.
But who is responsible? The enemies of the Throne, now bent on reform, are almost too numerous to count. The sector governors, estranged from the Throne and unwilling to give up their power. The old nobilities of the Alliance nations, yearning for royal status once more.
And the hidden enemy, the subtle enemy, the enemy behind the scenes: the plutocratic families of the old Democracy of Planets. Wealthy, powerful, and bent on bringing down the Empire that defeated them three centuries before.
"A conspiracy jaw-dropping in its scope."
"Surprising, well worth reading."
EMPIRE SERIES Book 16
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EMPIRE?
The Galactic Empire is in a century-long period of decline. Emperor Augustus VI knows it. Ninety years old, he's seen it happen during his lifetime. He wants to stop it. His problem: none of his advisers sees it, and every measure he takes to stop it fails.
Historian James Ardmore sees it, too. Researching it has been his life's work. He submits his three-volume analysis for publication, but it's banned by Imperial censors.
Gail Burke sees it up close and personal. An Imperial Marine officer, she's been court-martialed for following Imperial regulations. Now she awaits the outcome of an appeal on the charges.
Together can they rescue the Empire from collapse?
"Excellent reboot to the series."
"Riveting. The characters feel like someone you know, and you don't want to put it down before you have reached the end."
EMPIRE SERIES Book 15
Robert Allen Dunham IV, the Emperor Trajan, is dead. Daniel Whittier Parnell, the Heir to the Throne, is three weeks’ spacing away. In the interregnum, renegade sector governors advance their own candidate for the Throne, Provence Sector Governor Jerome Goulet.
The Galactic Empire hovers on the brink of civil war. Amanda Peters comes up with a daring plan to save the Empire, while putting the proper Heir on the Throne. Ann Turley, Paul Gulliver, Marie Louise Bouchard and Dieter Stauss conspire with Peters to carry out her plan, under the very nose of the would-be Emperor.
Once more, the fate of the Empire hangs on Amanda’s insight and cunning in her most high-stakes move of all!
"Excellent and satisfying end to a series of a series that continues."
"Another great read!"
EMPIRE SERIES Book 14
WHAT’S UP WITH DALNIMIR?
Reports coming out of Dalnimir are troubling. People opposed to the current planetary and provincial governor are getting mugged, they're getting arrested, some of them are even getting murdered in jail.
It's three months' spacing to get from Julian to Dalnimir Province, in the Earth Sector, on the other side of the Empire. But Ann Turley and Paul Gulliver could use the time out of sight to let their notoriety fade a bit after the Julian Uprising.
But can even Section Six's most successful team figure out who is at fault and set things right?
More to the point, can they survive the attempt?
"Stories that more than meet expectations make a delightful read."
"Love these books!"
EMPIRE SERIES Book 13
Forty years ago, the Emperor Trajan committed to supporting the Western colonies and not interfering in their politics. But when some colonies fall into tyranny, must he support despotism without intervening?
Officially, yes. Unofficially, not so much. The Empress Amanda and Dieter Stauss conspire to overthrow the tyrannies, sending in a mechanized brigade of retired Imperial Marines.
Brigadier General Ann Turley (IM, ret) has to figure out how to sneak an armored invasion force onto Julian, overturn the government, and not just kill everyone who gets in her way.
For an Imperial Marine, that's a tough assignment. But Section Six sends Paul Gulliver, and he has his own ideas.
"A good read that definitely leaves me wanting more."
"A world I want to visit."