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Friday, September 23, 2016

Spotlight on The Thirteenth Man

NOTE: I am currently reading this book and the review will be up soon.  It is excellent and I can already tell it will be a series I want to pursue.  It will be rated with the coveted 5 ship salute.

 Harper Voyager
195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Publicity Contact: Kibi Irving, 212-207-7159, kibi.irving@harpercollins.com
The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of a single hero in this star-spanning story of sci-fi adventure.
The Thirteenth Man
J.L. Doty
After five years as a prisoner of war, Commander Charlie Cass-bastard son of the Duke de Maris-is finally home. But his arrival is cause for consternation as much as celebration, because when he was thought dead, he was considered a hero to the Empire.
Alive, he's a political liability. Because the war with the Syndonese is not yet over, and while the King technically answers to the Nine-the Dukes of the various planets and moons of the Empire-there are others actually pulling his strings. And they certainly don't need Charlie Cass messing up their delicate plans. Unfortunately for them, that's what he's best at. And when the next war always seems to begin as soon as the ink is dry on the peace treaty, only a true hero can set things right.
Spanning the galaxy, The Thirteenth Man (ISBN: 9780062562081, on sale 08/23/2016, $3.99) blends the best traditions of space opera and military sci-fi into a non-stop adventure that's as much Patrick O'Brien as it is John Scalzi.
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About the Author:
Trained as a scientist with a PhD in Electrical Engineering (specializing in laser physics), J.L. DOTY has been writing science fiction and fantasy for over thirty years. He has nine published novels, including the three series: The Treasons Cycle, The Gods Within, and The Dead Among Us. Born in Seattle, he now lives in Arizona with his wife and three cats. He writes full-time now and continues to focus on speculative fiction, but never with lasers as a weapon, since most writers invariably get that wrong.

About Voyager: Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy. The imprint was originally founded as Eos Books in 1999 and relaunched in 2011 as a global brand, in conjunction with HarperCollins Australia and HarperCollins UK. Harper Voyager publishes some of the most notable names in science fiction, epic fantasy, and urban fantasy, including worldwide bestselling authors Raymond E. Feist, Kim Harrison, Robin Hobb, and Sheri S. Tepper. For more information about the publisher and other Witness titles, please visit: www.harpervoyagerbooks.com.
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