Maniacs: The Krittika Conflict
From the Bestselling author of 'Battle Earth'. War has raged between worlds for the last ten years, but for an experienced mercenary like Max Mason, ... Show synopsis From the Bestselling author of 'Battle Earth'. War has raged between worlds for the last ten years, but for an experienced mercenary like Max Mason, there is money to be made. He has no allegiance to anyone but his own crew, 'The Maniacs', and will work for whoever pays him best. Between jobs and at the frontiers of space, Mason and his crew are forced to land on the planet of Krittika, 61 Cygni System, for emergency repairs to their ship. But just as soon as they arrive, trouble finds them. The local wealthy mining town is being extorted by the local militia leader and self declared Sheriff, Michael Volkov, a vicious and greedy former police officer who has terrorised the populace, stealing half of all profits and killing those who stand in his way. But when his thugs come for one of the young women of the town they go looking for fighters to solve their problem. Initially reluctant to help, Mason has a change of heart when the offer becomes one he can't refuse. It could be the job of a lifetime, ten million credits, if he can get the right crew and make it through alive. Mason must find a few good fighters in a small town to join his outfit before taking on the local militia. A sci-fi action adventure which brings together an unlikely crew with secrets of their own who must band together to survive against a powerful and brutal enemy.