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Mercy for Hire Mission Pack 1: Missions 1-4

Black Ocean Mission Pack, Book Five
Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
Length: 23 hrs and 30 mins
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The galaxy’s worst bounty hunter just might be its most relentless hero.

Esper is a vigilante Samaritian with more moral fiber than business sense. Any bounty hunter worth the title knows three rules:

  • Collect half the money up front.
  • Never get emotionally attached.
  • Don’t ask nosy questions.

But with a heart of gold and her companion Kubu by her side, Esper sets out to make the galaxy a better place, preferably making enough money to pay for the fuel to get from one job to the next. But just because she’s not cut out to be ruthless doesn’t mean the galaxy is going to eat her alive.

After all, Esper is also a wizard.

Mission 1: Wayward Saint

A runaway teen needs protection, and Esper takes the job. But a simple rescue and recovery turns ugly when Esper finds herself in the middle of a custody battle with a vicious pirate who’s hired a bounty hunter of his own.

Mission 2: Behind Blue Skies

On the run from troubles of her own, Esper tries to lie low on a suspiciously Utopian colony planet. Unable to keep out of other people’s troubles, Esper gets a terrifying look into justice on a world where truth is a matter of who you know.

Mission 3: House of the Orion Sun

Esper’s mission to protect the galaxy’s most vulnerable takes a turn for the seedy when she tracks a trafficking victim. How long can she hold out when her morals are tested at every turn?

Mission 4: Break the Chain

Esper’s own dark past catches up with her when bounty-hunting wizards corner her. Esper has faced down the galaxy’s worst criminals. Now, she’s going to be forced to stand up to one of the galaxy’s most esteemed institutions - Convocation of Arcane Practitioners.

©2018 J.S. Morin (P)2018 J.S. Morin

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  • L. Olson
  • 18-01-2019

An excellent spinoff.

This has been a great spinoff to the Black Ocean series starring 2 of my favorite crew along with some nice guest appearances. The first story was a great start. The second was a little bland and inconsequential. The third, although dashing my hopes of allowing my daughter to enjoy this series any time soon, was all Esper and the best of the bunch. The fourth was good, but a bit of a let down although I now can't wait for the sequels.

I also loved Kubu's development throughout the series. And, as always, excellent narration. He really brings the stories to life and never ceases to amaze me with the range of his voices.

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  • C. Stevenson
  • 01-02-2019

only for esper fans for the rest pass on this.

tough listen if you hate the hypocrisy and moral high ground of esper. good narrator

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  • J. smith
  • 14-02-2019

All out of bubble gum

I was excited to see my favorite character from the Black Oceans series was the first to get a spin off. Esper protects the weak while guiding kubu and fighting her inner demons.

Morin just gets better and better. Here's hoping he continues cranking out fun and exciting stories instead of sleeping.

The narration is excellent.

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  • Chumley
  • 11-02-2019

Loved it!

As great as the Mobius series was - all 80+ hours of it, I felt like it got a bit drawn out in the end. If you like Esper and Kubu you will LOVE the more narrowly focused and shorter story lines here. They generally have a bit more of an "adult" theme and language which is nice. I love this series and hope there are more to come!

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  • Micheal Ernest
  • 07-02-2019

Great Story!

The first few idioms were a little more mature than I expected but were enthralling and very intense. Tells of a post-mobius life of Esper, who has changed quite a bit since she first met the Mobius crew.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-02-2019

you ruined her

You turned Esper into a worthless wizard. You ruined her, timid and powerless, kubu is a badass that puts her to shame.

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  • M. Thompsen
  • 01-02-2019

i miss the mobius crew

The times they meet up with some of the old crew it made me realizes how much i missed the mobius. The first book i really liked and then as the books went on it was just too much of do-gooder Esper. I wanted her to embrace her mort side and become a baddass.

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  • AY4
  • 28-01-2019

More Esther Please!!!

This was awesome. I’m waiting for the next installment. Even if you haven’t heard the rest of his books this team (author and narrator) will keep you enthralled if you enjoy sci-f’s with a strong heroine and lots of action.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-02-2019

main character

It is very annoying having to listen to a religious merc who regrets everything from stubbed toes to gunshots

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