A gripping military science fiction novel of imperial power, politics, and loyalty starring the hero of J. L. Doty’s Treasons Cycle
Lieutenant York Ballin is a lifer in the Imperial Navy, fighting in a war that has lasted generations, whose only hope for an honorable discharge is the grave. His best option is to hunker down, keep his crew in top condition, and try not to get them all killed.
But matters take a turn for the worse when he’s forced to hijack the cruiser Cinesstar in order to evacuate the empress and her daughter just before the planet Dumark falls to their adversaries. While deep behind enemy lines, the empress’s dangerous agenda becomes clear and even their comrades in the Empire are hell-bent on turning Cinesstar into a cloud of radioactive vapor.
It falls to Lieutenant Ballin to save them all, but every option leads to a quandary—and he finds himself faced with a high-stakes choice of treasons.
A Choice of Treasons is an action-packed novel with expert plotting, a well-drawn hero, and enough technology to satisfy every science fiction fan.