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A Signal for Redemption
The ark ship Redemption is in orbit around its destination, a new home world thousands of lightyears from Earth, and it’s failing apart. The passengers, the settlers, are desperate to land before life support systems fail — but there’s no sign of the colony or the technologically advanced society they expected to find. Landing depends on a signal from outside the ship that requires a blend of technology and psychic energy, and there’s no sign of that, either.
Piers Haldon is the strongest Empath the ship can spare. Under the guise of exploration, he’s on the planet to find the descendants of the colonists who share his ability. If he can’t, he’ll be the only Empath outside the ship, and he’ll try to generate the signal alone. He hasn’t said it out loud, but he’s pretty sure he can’t keep the ship from fiery disaster by himself. For the sake of his three thousand fellow passengers, though, he’s willing to die trying.
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