Unwillingly drawn out of her annual drunken stupor, Captain Nancy Martin, Retired, finds herself involuntarily reactivated. Her assignment—help Special Agent Erica Hampton solve the disappearance of an entire school's student body. Hampton's superiors suspect a slaver ring has kidnapped the children, to sell them on a rim world beyond the Terran Federation's borders.
When Nancy and Erica discover the truth behind the abductions, they realize their deadline is quite literal, and much closer than they thought. When the gloves come off, the missing children couldn't have anyone better fighting for their lives.
It will take every bit of skill Nancy and Erica have to track down the villains behind the disappearances. Defeating them will be a different matter entirely.
Growing up, Henry worked at the usual range of menial jobs -- from grocery store bag boy to pizza delivery to retail sales -- before ending up in software development. In between the menial jobs and the IT jobs, he achieved some small fame as the writer and co-creator of the small press comic book titles Southern Knights and X-Thieves. For the past ten years, Henry has also taken up the mantle of professional storyteller, performing regularly throughout the state of North Carolina. He has also released his first book of children's stories, which contains three stories he regularly tells during his performances. Henry has been a fan of science fiction for as long as he can remember. He has loved of space opera and planetary romance since the beginning, which is why his science fiction novels end up in those subgenres. Henry currently live in Raleigh, NC, with his wife, son, a cat, and lots of imaginary friends all clamoring to tell him of their adventures. Follow Henry's latest writing at www.henryvogelwrites.com.