The Cold Between: A Central Corps Novel

By Elizabeth Bonesteel
Read by Katharine Mangold

The Central Corps Series: Book 1

13.63 Hours 03/08/2016 unabridged
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Deep in the stars, a young officer and her lover are plunged into a murder mystery and a deadly conspiracy in this first entry in a stellar military science fiction series, in the tradition of Lois McMaster Bujold When her crewmate, Danny, is murdered on the colony of Volhynia, Central Corps chief engineer, Commander Elena Shaw, is shocked to learn the main suspect is her lover, Treiko Zajec. She knows Trey is innocent—he was with her when Danny was killed. So who is the real killer and why are the cops framing an innocent man? Retracing Danny’s last hours, they discover that his death may be tied to a mystery from the past: the explosion of a Central Corps starship at a wormhole near Volhynia. For twenty-five years, the Central Gov has been lying about the tragedy, even willing to go to war with the outlaw PSI to protect their secrets. With the authorities closing in, Elena and Trey head to the wormhole, certain they’ll find answers on the other side. But the truth that awaits them is far more terrifying than they ever imagined … a conspiracy deep within Central Gov that threatens all of human civilization throughout the inhabited reaches of the galaxy—and beyond.

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Summary

Deep in the stars, a young officer and her lover are plunged into a murder mystery and a deadly conspiracy in this first entry in a stellar military science fiction series, in the tradition of Lois McMaster Bujold

When her crewmate, Danny, is murdered on the colony of Volhynia, Central Corps chief engineer, Commander Elena Shaw, is shocked to learn the main suspect is her lover, Treiko Zajec. She knows Trey is innocent—he was with her when Danny was killed. So who is the real killer and why are the cops framing an innocent man?

Retracing Danny’s last hours, they discover that his death may be tied to a mystery from the past: the explosion of a Central Corps starship at a wormhole near Volhynia. For twenty-five years, the Central Gov has been lying about the tragedy, even willing to go to war with the outlaw PSI to protect their secrets.

With the authorities closing in, Elena and Trey head to the wormhole, certain they’ll find answers on the other side. But the truth that awaits them is far more terrifying than they ever imagined … a conspiracy deep within Central Gov that threatens all of human civilization throughout the inhabited reaches of the galaxy—and beyond.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A gripping and intense page-turner with deeply complex characters, nonstop action, and top-notch world building.” Linnea Sinclair, RITA Award–winning author
“In this taut, space-based science fiction mystery, [Bonesteel] does great things with character, plot, and story that belies her debut status.” SFF World
“While the story is futuristic and held on spaceships that deliver goods and services to settled colonies, the emotions and the mystery surrounding the murder of one of the crew is still current and relatable.” RT Book Reviews
“Fans of sf romance will cheer to have a new author entering the genre. While this is setting the stage for a longer arc, Bonesteel’s novel more than satisfies with Elena and Trey’s story.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Bonesteel’s space opera debut, the first in the Central Corps series, expertly revitalizes familiar plot elements…The headlong action will attract readers, but they’ll find themselves paying more attention to the characters’ convincing and satisfying emotional relationships.” Publishers Weekly
“Narrator Katharine Mangold guides listeners through this first volume of Bonesteel’s new series…By raising and lowering the pitch of her versatile voice, Mangold introduces the many people who cross paths with Central Corps Commander Elena Shaw…The urgency and uncertainty in Mangold’s voice propel the narrative as Elena and her allies seek to prevent a war. The listener will be left hanging on Mangold’s every word as she races to the conclusion of this rollicking space opera.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Bonesteel

Elizabeth Bonesteel began making up stories at the age of five, in an attempt to battle insomnia. Thanks to a family connection to the space program, she has been reading science fiction since she was a child. She currently works as a software engineer, and lives in Princeton, Massachusetts, with her husband, her daughter, and various cats.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 13.63
Audience: Adult
Edition: English