Thank you all very much for your patience while I worked hard to improve the book. 'Adapt and Overcome' is now available as an e-book on Amazon.com. A print edition will follow through CreateSpace within a week to ten days - watch this space for a link to it when it becomes available.
Assigned to investigate a deadly accident, Lieutenant Steve Maxwell uncovers corruption and criminal collusion reaching far above his pay grade. To save his career he's dispatched to a distant planet to help upgrade its defense forces, in the company of an old friend and some of the most experienced Marines Steve's ever met – plus one of the most distracting.
Trouble is, the planet's antiquated defenses make its new-found wealth a very tempting target – and there are those planning to take full advantage. As Steve and his colleagues strive to whip a rusty, run-down defense establishment into shape, the clock's running out...
The hard work put in by my beta readers - whom I thank very much - has helped to lift this book to a new level for me. I'm not saying there's nothing left to improve; I hope every book I write will be better than the one before, because I want to be the best writer I can be! It's feedback from beta readers - and from regular readers, too, through your comments at Amazon.com, plus your feedback here and via e-mail - that helps me to improve.
I'm also starting a monthly author e-mail newsletter, which will keep readers of my books updated about the progress of my latest work, provide an article about some aspect of writing, and host give-aways from time to time. If you'd like to subscribe, there's a link in the sidebar beneath my book listings, and I'll be adding a hot-link to the 'About The Author' page of each e-book. The first newsletter will come out in early March.
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Maxwell Volume 4 will take Steve into a situation he's never foreseen in his wildest dreams . . . one he's going to have a lot of trouble surviving. Look for it in July.