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    • ISBN:9780356502359
    • Publication date:06 Feb 2014
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Fortune's Pawn

Book 1 of Paradox

By Rachel Bach

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Fans of Firefly and Elizabeth Moon will lap up this action-packed military science fiction series. Welcome to the start of a thrilling new space adventure, starring female mercenary Deviana Morris . . .

Fans of Firefly and Elizabeth Moon will lap up this action-packed military science fiction series. Welcome to the start of a thrilling new space adventure, starring female mercenary Deviana Morris . . .

Deviana Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. One of those is going to get her killed one day - but not just yet.

Not when she just got a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn't misnamed: it likes to get into trouble. And with a reputation for bad luck that makes one year as security detail on this ship equal to five years everywhere else - Devi knows she's found the perfect way to get the jump on the next part of her Plan. But the Fool doesn't give up its secrets without a fight, and one year might be more than even Devi can handle.

Review for FORTUNE'S PAWN:

'This book kicked ass . . . I just loved it!' - FELICIA DAY

'Devi is hands-down one of the best sci-fi heroines I've read in years' - RT BOOK REVIEWS

'Rollicking space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad space chick . . . [Bach] does a nice job of painting a scenario that, if familiar - think the space marines of the Alien franchise or the motley crew of Firefly - allows her plenty of room for action. And action aplenty is what she delivers . . . Lots of fun' - KIRKUS REVIEWS

Biographical Notes

Rachel Bach grew up wanting to be an author and a supervillain. Unfortunately, supervillainy proved surprisingly difficult to break into, so she stuck to writing and everything worked out great. She currently lives in Athens, GA with her family.

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  • Publication date: 05 Nov 2013
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This book kicked ass . . . I just loved it! — FELICIA DAY
Devi is hands-down one of the best sci-fi heroines I've read in years — RT BOOK REVIEWS
A very entertaining read . . . fun and engaging storytelling — SFFWORLD
An action-packed, addictive SF romp — CIVILIAN READER
Rollicking space opera starring a tough, sexy, armor-clad space chick . . . [Bach] does a nice job of painting a scenario that, if familiar - think the space marines of the Alien franchise or the motley crew of Firefly - allows her plenty of room for action. And action aplenty is what she delivers . . . Lots of fun — KIRKUS REVIEWS
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