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Jan 25

Gabriel’s Redemption Pitch for ABNA

Can a disgraced soldier find redemption, and will redemption cost him more than just his own life?

North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel lost his rank, his squad, and his freedom on a far off world called Eden. Now, he’s being offered an opportunity to command a new team, on a new world, with a new mission, but the true motives behind the mission are unclear.

A reluctant Gabriel and his team must travel hundreds of light years across the galaxy to an ice-bound planet, where a nameless, faceless cartel is producing a highly-addictive drug brutally extracted from the brains of the native inhabitants. His former commanding officer, Admiral Llewelyn “Dredge” MacFarland, now the Director of Naval Intelligence for the NAF, is running the covert Special Forces mission, but has a hidden agenda Gabriel can only guess at.

Gabriel and his team arrive only to find that things aren’t as they were briefed on. The natives aren’t what they expected, the drug cartel isn’t as they were portrayed, and the mission planners aren’t as transparent as they had believed. Evan Gabriel must now decide if personal redemption is worth more than he bargained for.

Gabriel’s Redemption is a near-future military science fiction story of a personal journey seen from the perspective of a soldier who has lost everything, one who desperately needs to redeem himself not only in his government’s eyes, but also his own. Interstellar action mixes with one-on-one encounters on the surface of a frozen planet in this exciting tale of salvation.

About the author

Steve Umstead

Steve Umstead has been the owner of a Caribbean & Mexico travel company for the past ten+ years, but never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming an author. After a successful stab at National Novel Writing Month, he decided to pursue his dream more vigorously…but hasn’t given up the traveling.
Steve lives in scenic (tongue-in-cheek) New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and several bookshelves full of other authors’ science fiction novels. Gabriel’s Redemption was his debut novel, published in February of 2011.

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