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Cats of War

(A book in the Central Galactic Concordance series)
A Novella by

A tarnished military Subcaptain, a repair technician hiding from her past, and two genetically engineered cats join must forces to save an important factory.

Military Subcaptain Kedron Tauceti counts the days until he can leave the rare metals factory and his current duty station as the liaison to the galactic government's Criminal Restitution and Indenture Obligation system. The post was protection - and punishment - for exposing a theft ring during his previous assignment. He's more than ready to get his career back on track on a new base halfway across the galaxy, even if it means leaving behind the one person who makes him want to stay. Not that he's told her, because technically, he's her warden.

Former financial specialist and current indenturee Ferra Barray, hiding from her past, only has three months to go on her restitution sentence. She's lucked into a tech repair job. If she keeps her head down, she'll soon be free to figure out her future. Unfortunately, the local shark behind every illegal scheme in the facility wants her to steal for him, and she's running out of excuses. And now the heroically handsome Tauceti, who she hoped could help, is transferring out.

Everything changes when Ferra discovers two genetically modified cats. Saving them takes incredible risks. She doesn't know what she'll do if she can't convince Tauceti to rescue the cats and keep them until she's free to come for them.

But when trouble erupts at the factory, it might just be the cats who save them.

Find out what happens in this exciting standalone novella from Carol Van Natta's award-winning Central Galactic Concordance space opera series.

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NOTE TO READERS: This story debuted in the limited edition Embrace the Passion: Pets in Space 3 anthology. It has been edited for clarity and to fix errors, but is substantially unchanged from the original version. If you already have the anthology, you don't need to buy this one unless you like your books separate.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Carol Van Natta's Cats of War

Kindle Editions

April 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Cats of War: Central Galactic Concordance
Author(s): Carol Van Natta
Publisher: Chavanch Press
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