Former mercenary Jake Mudd travels the galaxy transporting goods to out of the way places. He operates under the radar to avoid enemies hellbent on settling old scores.
When a lucrative delivery gets hijacked, he goes after the package for the payoff he desperately needs.
With the help of his trusty blaster and an alien woman who stirs memories he’s traveled light years to forget, he sets out across a strange and treacherous world.
Tracking the cargo turns from difficult to perilous when he falls into the thick of a planetary struggle.
With more at stake than his life and the safety of his beloved ship, Jake fights to outrun and outgun the growing threats. But the worst threat of all may be the one he brought with him.
Jake’s days of operating under the radar are over. Old enemies are now intent on making his living as much a struggle for survival as for credits.
To secure a new black market license, he travels the backwaters of the galaxy to a sprawling cesspool in space, a city of dead ends and lost hopes.
Staying alive becomes a full-time job, and Jake is blindsided when he’s framed for murders he didn’t commit.
Proving his innocence and surviving become one and the same as he is forced into trial by combat against some of the worst criminals the galaxy has to offer.
But he’s facing more than the fight for his life, when he learns his enemies are targeting Sarah. Time is running out for Jake to save himself, clear his name, and reunite with his beloved ship before she’s taken for good.
He didn’t want to play dirty, but they left him no choice.
Jake’s flying with a crew now, but he’s still getting used to the idea.
When he realizes nothing’s going to free him from his worst enemy’s deadly pursuit, he decides it’s time to stop running.
To bargain for a deal that takes himself and his ship forever off the hit list, Jake and his intrepid crew decide to head into dangerous territory.
Trouble is, his enemy knows he’s coming, and peace negotiations are the last thing on his adversary’s mind.
There were 580 entries for the Deadly Cargo giveaway, but it has ended. Goodreads selected a winner at random. Congratulations Elizabeth! I will get the signed copy out to you in the mail soon. Thanks to everyone for your interest. The Forced Vengeance and Heat Seeker giveaways are still going on, and I’ll offer another copy of Deadly Cargo in the future.
Hal Archer was born in Texas, where, after many travels, he again resides. He has worked as a bookseller, a research library assistant, and a military computer network expert (often in hostile enemy territory). He eventually took a position in international shipping and worked for twelve years, while pursuing the writing craft in his spare time. After several early attempts in sci-fi, action/adventure, and thriller genres, he developed a character that he found truly compelling, and the Jake Mudd Adventures series was born.
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Jake faces down a double-crossing buyer on a routine delivery and helps a desperate woman escape captivity. But now the same man is determined to kill them both.
Join Jake on a day that goes from bad to worse as he narrowly escapes death more than once, trying to make things right.
- Don’t even ask me what day it is. I just spent who knows how many nights locked inside a busted shuttle, buried halfway underground. I wasn’t sure which was going to run out first, life support or my patience. Finally decided to blow the whole ship up. Rigged the fuel cells. I figured, die underground or die from the explosion. A toss up. But when it came down to it, I didn’t have anything better to do. Lucky me. Now I’m lying on the ground half-burned and riding out a massive headache. Whoever happens to be coming this way, hurry the hell up!