BALANCE OF FORTUNE by MEL LEE NEWMIN
“…[AN] EPIC SAGA OF SPACE DIPLOMACY AND DOUBLE DEALINGS.”
The year is 2521.
On the centennial of the signing of the Balance Protocols, an intergalactic treaty that ended hostilities between humanity and two warring alien species – the Gunera and the Amaurau – a cryptic message is intercepted by Protocol Officer Nick Severin:
THE DEATH’S FESTIVAL, a Guneri deep-space merchant freighter, has been destroyed.
Severin quickly finds himself in the unlikely position of serving as the human intermediary between two alien species that have not seen one another for a century. Soon, the young protocol officer finds himself at the center of a sinister plot to undo one-hundred years of peace and to drag humanity into the center of a conflict that will ultimately lead to its destruction.
BALANCE OF FORTUNE is epic storytelling in the spirt of Robert Heinlein and C. J. Cherryh. Author Mel Lee Newmin effortlessly paints a complex tapestry of science-fiction that will captivate readers and stay with them for a long time.