Amazon Base was crippled. It looked as if it had been wiped out. The asteroid was intact, but large holes peppered its sides as if explosions had ripped outward. In this fifth (and longest) book in James Baldini's sci-fi/adventure Fisk series, the good captain faces the greatest challenges and rewards of his career. The prologue begins in Rus/Com territory, where the Lapetus Moon is hit by an asteroid, wiping out the food supply to millions and leading immediately to a secret arms buildup in preparation for an invasion of the UNION. Fisk himself is en route back to Amazon Base, the home port of the UNION, looking forward to his reunion with Queen Henrietta-w married to his archenemy Maximillian, who has usurped the throne, and reportedly held captive by him under sedation. What he finds there is a shocker. Amazon Base has been virtually destroyed by an unkwn enemy. It will fall to Fisk to figure out what has happened and, in a bold plan, oversee the rescue of the Queen during the very moments that he is being knighted by Maximillian. Bravery here is t only shown by men-the heroic rescue of the Queen is led by Lieutenant Wright, the trusty female weapons officer under Fisk's command. But this is only the start of the challenge facing w-Admiral Fisk. In this David vs. Goliath narrative, he will have to take on the burden of leadership and, in t one but two epic space battles, try to save the Empire! Fisk Saves the Empire is a 114,000-word vel that combines the smarts and suspense of a Cold War political spy thriller with an old-fashioned, nail-biting sea yarn, complete with high tech weaponry.