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His Terrible Stall

Martha's Sons Book 5

On a lost and stranded colony world, with his brother's family at risk, Peter Dawe will do what he must to protect them.


A lost starship’s settlers turn one valley on an alien planet into a terraformed replica of Earth. The rest of the planet offers only hardship and madness. Despite the oasis First Landing provides, the ship's crew fled decades earlier with their fabricators, spacecraft, and knowledge when those controlling the valley threatened their freedoms.


The ship’s crew founded a separate colony on the southern plains. From there they spied on their former passengers, always fearful that the richer valley would come to take what they had. Even after a generation, the loathing persists.


A man in exile—


Peter Dawe faces an arid existence in a brother’s secret northern outpost. His work there has meaning and purpose, but when asked to journey to the southern settlement to help recover stolen weapons his brother needs, Peter has to defeat his own belief he shouldn’t expect too much from life.


A brother’s quest—


Determined to find the missing rifles, Peter works his way through supposed friends and allies to catch the real thieves. But can he overcome the prior generation's ruthless plans to stop him when his own life hangs in the balance?


His Terrible Stall is the fifth book in the gripping science fiction colonization series Martha’s Sons. If you like driven heroes and strange worlds, you’ll want to throw yourself into this one.

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