Winner, Cinescape Genre Literary Competition
A civilian spacer crew goes on the run from a self-appointed galactic police force. "F**k the galactic police!"
The Interim, humanity's sole possessors of faster-than-light travel, stands between the species and extinction, or so its Founders claim. The crew of the sub-light freighter Lady of Chaos wants nothing to do with it. But when two fugitives, one a scientist, the other a rogue agent of the Social Engineering Service--the Interim's death squads--come aboard, Lady suddenly becomes the most wanted ship in the galaxy. And that's even before the Interim learns the true identity of Lady's captain. The hunt is on, and its outcome will leave the universe forever changed.
"...reminiscent of sagas like Dune and Foundation, without ever being repetitive. It's thoughtful, but also a good old-fashioned page-turner." -Cinescape magazine