Expedition, the explosive second novel in the Locus series.
The sins of the distant past echo far into the future.
An uneasy peace settles over the strange new world into which the M/S Atlantica has been thrust by the Locus. The cruise ship leads her war-weary fleet on its first, tentative steps beyond simple survival. But an expedition to the mainland changes everything, sparking a chain of events leading to a devastating new conflict.
It's been three months since the cruise ship M/S Atlantica arrived in a hostile new world. The survivors dream of building a home, but just as their hopes rise, they learn the true cost of saving thousands of people from catastrophe. Conrad Wakefield, the architect of the Locus project, killed billions. Fleeing, Wakefield unleashes the full fury of the advanced weaponry of his ship, the Osiris, leaving a trail of death and destruction.
After months recuperating in hospital, US Marine Jack Cohen hoped a Caribbean cruise would help him recover from the horrific injuries he sustained fighting in the Middle East. Instead, when the ship is attacked, he is once again thrust into battle to protect Atlantica against the ruthless enemy hunting her, and the insidious threat already aboard.
Jacob Cooper, Richard Fox, Ralph Kern, and others
Length: 12 hrs and 20 mins
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