The Terran Gambit (Episode #1: The Pax Humana Saga)
The Corsican Empire has all but crushed Earth's resistance. Dallas has been nuked. The new fleet destroyed. Earth's future as a free planet has never looked more hopeless.But a daring young starship captain steals an advanced warship and audaciously takes the fight to the enemy in a desperate plan to strike at the heart of the empire. Liberation and glory, or death and defeat, await him and his ragtag crew.The Terran Gambit is the first novel of The Pax Humana Saga, which follows young Captain Jacob Mercer from the ashes of Dallas to the captain's chair of Earth's most advanced warship. Political intrigue, fleet battles, government conspiracies, deadly secrets, and a brilliant enemy admiral await him as he fights against all odds to take down an empire.