Book I of the Panhelion Chronicles
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In the year 2550, New SETI predicts humanity will soon make its first encounter with hostile interstellar aliens. The Panhelion, the sovereign government of Earth and her off-world settlements, has lived in peace for centuries but now must prepare for imminent war.
Scott Drumond captain of the Strike Cruiser Targelion has his promising career unexpectedly blighted.
Court martialed and demoted, he is forbidden to hold operational command. He is relegated to an obscure desk job until a sympathetic Admiral, the Commander-in-Chief of Exploration Command, requests his transfer.
Offered a seemingly trivial mission to investigate an anomaly in the Hyades Star Cluster, Scott accepts with the hope that he can restore his honor and rank. His assignment as temporary captain a scout Corvette turns out to be anything but routine when he opens sealed orders that expose intrigue and deception in the highest levels of the Panhelion.
He carries out his orders and uncovers the mystery of a long-forgotten legendary ghost ship, a colony of strange humans, and a beautiful woman who possesses the secret of the one weapon that can defeat tyranny at home and turn the tide in battle with the hostile Khepri aliens.