|Book Discussion: "Empire of Dust" by Jacey Bedford
||[Dec. 9th, 2014|10:16 pm]
DAW Books Inc.
It's time for another book discussion. This time, we're looking at a debut from new author Jacey Bedford called Empire of Dust, part of her new Psi-Tech series. I always try to support new authors, especially by purchasing their first book, because I know how hard it is to get to that first book and all of the hopes riding on its release. So I encourage everyone to go out and buy this book. Not just for that, but also because it has a great premise. It's made it to my short TBR list and I'm really looking forward to reading it. I'll have an interview with the author going up in a few days, with even more details, but here's the cover art and back cover copy. That should be enough to get you interested. And since it's the holiday season, think about who on your gift list might enjoy a new author!
Cover Copy: Megacorporations, more powerful than any one planetary government, use their agents to race each other for resources across the galaxy. The agents, or psi-techs, are implanted with Telepath technology. And they are bound to the megacorps—that is, if they want to retain their sanity.
Cara Carlinni is an impossible thing—a runaway psi-tech. She knows Alphacorp can find its implant-augmented Telepaths, anywhere, anytime, mind-to-mind. So even though it’s driving her half-crazy, she’s powered down and has been surviving on tranqs and willpower. So far, so good. It’s been almost a year, and her mind is still her own.
She’s on the run from Ari van Blaiden, a powerful executive, after discovering massive corruption in Alphacorp. Cara barely escapes his forces, yet again, on a backwater space station, and gets out just in time thanks to the help of straight-laced Ben Benjamin, a psi-tech Navigator for Alphacorp’s biggest corporate rival.
But Cara and Ben are about to find themselves caught in a star-spanning manhunt, and if their enemies track them down, an entire colony planet could pay the ultimate price. . . .