Grounded after a rescue attempt in Earth orbit goes bad, Commander Martin Atkins of the Confederation Navy is approached by the Interscission Project, a consortium of civilian corporations on the verge of perfecting the techlogy to travel to ather star. Despite his misgivings, the chance to get back in the pilot's seat is too much to pass up, and he convinces his best friend and crewmate, Charles Davenport, to leave the military temporarily and join him as part of the crew of the Zenith, humanity's first starship. Edward Harlen is a brilliant young engineer, and a key player in the construction of the Zenith to take advantage of the untested techlogy of foldspace drive. But Edward has his own agenda in joining the project, and a bitterly personal score to settle with his boss, Trevor Sutton, a vendetta of which Trevor is entirely igrant. But when Edward's sister Stella enters the picture and manages to secure a position on the project, all of Edward's careful plotting is upset, and she might spell the downfall t only of his plans for revenge, but of the entire Zenith mission. The spark of attraction between Edward and Martin is a complication that Edward can't afford, but of which he can't let go. For Edward kws the secret at the heart of the Interscission Project, the hidden potential of the techlogy that in the wrong hands could become the ultimate assassin's weapon: the ability to rewrite history, t just once, but many times. As an unseen enemy moves to destroy them, and the body count multiplies in their wake, Martin and Edward must choose whether they will allow the possibility of love to challenge their destinies, or will they instead take up arms in a war to control the most ancient and terrible power in the universe. Time, itself.
Arshad Ahsanuddin is a practicing hematopathologist, a physician specializing in the diagnosis of diseases of blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes using laboratory data and microscopic evaluation of tissue biopsies. He is also the author of the Pact Arcanum Saga, a science fiction gay vampire romance series. Yes, he's a blood doctor who wrote a series of vampire novels. The irony isn't lost on him. If you enjoyed this story, or if you have questions about The Interscission Project, check out his website at http: //pactarcanum.com and leave him some feedback.