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Far from the Spaceports is a near-future science fiction novel. Mitnash Thakur and his virtual partner Slate, tackle hi-tech financial crime in deep space.
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Quick wits and loyalty confront high-tech crime in space
Welcome to the Scilly Isles, a handful of asteroids bunched together in space, well beyond the orbit of Mars. This remote and isolated habitat is home to a diverse group of human settlers, and a whole flock of parakeets. But earth-based financial regulator ECRB suspects that it’s also home to serious large scale fraud, and the reputation of the islands comes under threat.
Enter Mitnash Thakur and his virtual partner Slate, sent out from Earth to investigate. Their ECRB colleagues are several weeks away at their ship’s best speed, and even message signals take an hour for the round trip. Slate and Mitnash are on their own, until they can work out who on Scilly to trust. How will they cope when the threat gets personal?
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- Extract 1 – The Start on YouTube, Daily Motion, or Vimeo
- Extract 2 – Slate in Trouble on YouTube, Daily Motion, or Vimeo
Publisher: Matteh Publications (November 23rd 2015)
ISBN: 978-0993-1684-4-4 (soft cover)
ISBN: 978-09931684-5-1 (ebook – kindle)
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