A Trial by Error
by Susan Eschbach
|“On The Fringe of the Milky Way, freedom is fleeting.”
Dahvin Tave faces an uncertain future. Shot down by a team of Alliance Enforcers on The Fringe of the Milky Way and charged with the murder of the wealthiest, most influential man on planet Gehren, Dahvin is convinced he’s been targeted as a scapegoat for a political assassination. He’d never been to Gehren and never met the man.
Aboard the Enforcer ship transporting him to trial, he is befriended by Tessianna D’Tieri, one of two officers who shot him. The two develop a deep connection in spite of his distrust for authority and regulations prohibiting her from fraternization with prisoners. He is desperate to find a way to escape. She is determined to save him.
Logs from his interstellar freighter and a visit to the murder scene dredge up long-suppressed, terrifying memories and force him to face his involvement with the victim. Will the investigator in charge of the case prove his innocence, or cave to pressure from his superior to prove Dahvin is guilty?
One person holds the key. (274 pages, Fleet Press, 2018)
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|Susan Eschbach grew up in Kansas City. Her writing career began in elementary school when she had a 4-H club column in a Johnson County, Kansas, monthly newspaper. Her journalistic writing continued through high school and college and came in handy for several jobs. She embarked on her first novel in 2008 at the insistence of a close friend and members of the Mid South Writers Group, convinced writing fiction would be easy because of her background in journalism. “Boy, was I ever wrong,” she says. “It only took eight years to get it right.” Susan is married and the mother of two sons, one of whom is pursuing his own writing career. Their family is rounded out with a dog and five cats.|