Alibi Jones and the Hornets Nest
"Don't let me die - again!" As Alibi Jones and his covert ops team investigate an ancient alien derelict on the fringes of human space some call a "Ghost Ship"¸ the dead fiancé of a crew member appears on their Cruiser's bridge. Ghost? Projection? He pleads¸ "Don't let me die - again!" Alibi Jones was a Mediator for the Solar Alliance Interplanetary Force in the 2130's - but that's all changing. He's made an example of after news gets out Alibi's partly responsible for the destruction of pleasure planet Kismet. Bounced out of the Mediation Corps ¸ Alibi's reassigned to Covert Ops. His cover: running cargo from a new remote base - The Hornet's Nest. Alibi Jones gets to know his new crew as they get a handle on running small cargoes and cover operations: Gluttonous planetary crime lords¸ alien parasites and symbiotes¸ psychics and scientists¸ galactic Godfathers¸ friendly free traders¸ astral travel - all dangerous. But when they check out the so-called ghost ship¸ people do start dying. Again. Cover Illustration by Federico Guillen.