In a few hundred years, the Algol system becomes humanity’s new home. The question is: is it a better one? When a crew of arms smugglers botches their latest job, Corp-deserter and crewmember Aly Erikson is separated from her brother—the only person in the system she trusts—and left behind to fight for her life. In the aftermath, as she tries to piece together what happened, a crew of desperate settlers pressgang her into a dangerous mission in the heart of Corp territory. With her enemies closing in, time is running out to get back everything she’s lost: her crew, her brother, her options. But no one is taking her gun.
Winner of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold contest for best action/thriller in 2010, and Finalist in the Kindle Book Review Best Indie Books of 2012 contest for science fiction.
“Meet the toughest gal in the galaxy and arm yourself for a riveting quest on the galactic fringe in Contract of Defiance by Tammy Salyer; an Amazon average rating of 4.8 stars.” - The Motley Chronicles
Tammy Salyer won her first writing contest in the second grade and has been word-nerding ever since. As an ex-paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division, her writing is often as gritty as a grunt’s pile of three-week-old field gear. Contract of Defiance is a hit with scifi fans worldwide, and its followup, Contract of Betrayal, will be out in Spring 2013. Several of Tammy’s short stories also appear in horror and literary magazines. When not hunched like a Morlock over her writing desk, she works in behavioral-science research and runs and bikes the foothills of Colorado.