Publisher: Digital Imagination Publishing
Braden Steele always wanted to be a starship captain ever since he could remember. But on the planet Alysia, building a spaceship and exploring space isn't a priority…until an alien space probe crashes into the royal garden of the Ching T'karre. Across the ocean, Braden's grandfather, Harrison Steele, is eager to jumpstart his faltering space program and help the Ching T'Karre unravel the mystery of the probe. He convinces the Democratic Union to establish a joint venture with their former enemy in order to discover what alien presence might threaten their world. Unfortunately, the two very different cultures clash. There are too many who want the program to fail, and some won't even hesitate at murder to stop it."Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy meets Ender's Game" says one reader in this sicfi novel of mystery and intrigue.