The Phoenix Conspiracy

The Phoenix Conspiracy is a science fiction story by Richard L. Sanders, who has made it available as a free digital audiobook. It is the first in a line of books titled The Phoenix Conspiracy Series.

On the surface, the galaxy seems peaceful. The war is over. An era of trade and prosperity has begun. But to those who can read the signs, it's clear something is wrong. Long, dark fingers are pulling strings inside the military, making deals across empires, and orchestrating something foul.

Calvin Cross is an intelligence agent for the Imperial government. He's young, his methods are unorthodox, but he gets the job done. So when a former military hero steals a warship and goes rogue, threatening to start a war, Calvin is sent to find him and end him.

But as he chases his prey across the stars, he realizes they are both pawns in a shadowy chess game that shakes kingdoms, breaks empires, and endangers civilization everywhere. And if he is to uncover the mystery and expose the conspiracy he must tangle with the darkest elements of the galaxy and throw himself, his career, and everyone he loves into the line of fire.