The SFR Brigade Presents: Starrie 1.2 by Heidi Ruby Miller

Enjoy some Science Fiction Adventure from the Ambasadora-verse! I'm posting my novel Starrie in order starting from chapter one. This is post two.  Read the beginning here. BTW, I'm looking for a more original tattoo for Ben, so if anyone has any suggestions....

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Heidi Ruby Miller

All in all, they had been fortunate. Ben rubbed the spot of ink encircling his left wrist for some more luck. The black chain tattoo may not have been what kept him safe during his missions, but he wasn't going to take a chance and alter his routine.

Matt exited last, the team's eternal sweep. They joked that he always knew more about the landscape behind him than in front of him.

Ben switched on his co-com and quietly addressed the men and women tucked in and around the shuttle craft-sized boulders. He couldn't see any of them.

Remember, alive and original," he said.

"Alive and original.

"A and O. Copy that."

"Copy, LT."

Ben clicked the co-coms to silent mode. Stavros's sentinels would eventually pick up their com signatures, but Dreadfire Team wouldn't give them any help finding their position. Each of Ben's troopers fanned into formation—battle rifles at the ready with night vision scopes—as they prepared for the steep crags and sheer drop-offs surrounding the mountain fortress.

Starrie is a direct sequel to Greenshift. It follows the story of Ben Anlow (David's younger brother) and his team as they embark on a revenge mission to bring down serial murderer and rapist, Liu Stavros, at his fortress in the inhospitable mountains of Tampa Three. But contractor Naela Starrie already has her own kind of vengeance planned for Stavros. Even as a battle-hardened soldier, Ben's not prepared for the darkness he sees in the female assassin, nor the way she challenges his prejudices about contractors when she makes a sacrifice to save to his life.

This novel runs concurrent with Ambasadora Book 1: Marked by Light, the first book of the main space opera series. And we follow a thread of Starrie into Book 2: Scarred by Light.

Look for Starrie from Dog Star Books in July 2014 and Ambasadora Book 2: Scarred by Light in late 2014.


  1. Tense but I think their professionalism and camaraderie as a well honed team certainly comes through in your description!


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