Man on the Fringe

by Susan Eschbach

Cover: Man on the Fringe
Part of the Fringe Cycle series:

On the Fringe, what you find may not be what you seek.

INTERSTELLAR PILOT Dahvin Tave leaves behind his routine life and true love, Tessiana d’Tieri, to return to The Fringe, the lawless region of space at the edge of the Milky Way. He has a new ship, a new crew, and a secret goal—to hunt down the aliens who enslaved him as a child and annihilate them.

There’s only one problem... he has to reach his destination first.

From the moment they begin their voyage, Dahvin and his shipmates deal with assassins, pirates, radiation storms, a crash landing, and a load of mysteriously exploding cargo.

But not all the dangers on The Fringe come from space. One of his crew has a secret that puts New Freedom squarely in the midst of a vicious planetary civil war. Worse yet, Tess’s ship has been ensnared, as well, and faces destruction in a space battle of epic proportions.

As Dahvin races across the cosmos in this hour of crisis, he’ll have to make a gutwrenching decision—save his ship and his crew, or rescue the love of his life from certain death.

(307 pages)

Publisher: Fleet

About the Author

I grew up in Kansas City in a loving and traditional home. My writing career began in elementary school as reporter for the 4-H club. My mother was great at pushing me into things, and when I was in high school she suggested I contact the editor of the Kansas City Times Youth Page about submitting articles. I thought she was nuts, but I got the job and contributed on a regular basis. The writing skills I learned in youth proved useful in a
succession of jobs throughout my life.

In 2008 I embarked on my first novel at the insistence of a close friend and members of the Mid South Writers Group. Because of my journalistic background, I was convinced writing fiction would be easy. Boy was I ever wrong. It only took eight years to get it right.

I am married and have two sons, the younger of whom is pursuing his own writing career, while the older one is dabbling in poetry. We share our home with a dog and five cats. Or they share their home with us. I’m never quite sure.