Nathaniel and the crew of the Queen Anne’s Revenge leave Alliance space to start a new life. He wants the free life of being a pirate raiding rich colonies among the bordering star systems.
He clashes with the Crimson Tide, a pirate organization and stumbles on the Alliance’s plans for conquest and expansion across their border and into the free border systems.
Nathaniel doesn’t have any success at being a pirate but is successful as a reluctant hero. He rescues a freighter that is under attack. It’s captain, Amber, and her brother Red, a mercenary and gunrunner, join forces with him against the Alliance and Crimson Tide.
I got hooked on reading early in life, reading nearly everything I could get my hands on including the Encyclopedia Britannica. As well as being an avid reader I enjoyed bicycling, skateboarding, fishing, and building models and puzzles. As far back as I can remember, I loved anything to do with aircraft. I joined the USAF as an aircraft mechanic working on the F-4, T-38, F-117. and the F-16. A knee injury stopped me from working on aircraft. My knee couldn’t support me on the odd angles and slick surfaces. While in the USAF I attended college. My second love was tormenting my English teacher. I found out she had a fear of death, then she was at my mercy. Anything she said not to do I did just to show her I could. Every essay or theme I wrote dealt with the topic of death, from a first person perspective of a person under going an autopsy, being buried alive, and rising from the grave. She was glad when I graduated. Some authors who inspired me are Robert Heinlein, Harry Harrison, Alan Dean Foster, Piers Anthony, and much more.