By James Lovegrove
An unique stand-alone novella in James Lovegrove's top promoting Patheon series.
Billionaire Barnaby Pollard, strength wealthy person, has the realm at his ft. The planet's fossil gas assets are his to take advantage of, as are the size-zero girlfriends he loves and leaves in never-ending succession. till he meets Lydia, a stunning and opinionated eco-journalist. She's the very contrary of the type of lady he often dates: huge and outspoken, with an organization trust that mom Nature isn't to be tampered with...
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It was a shame that we compelled them to trounce what forces we could bring to bear. The diplomats will be discussing who's to blame, and who's to pay what reparations to whom, and the rest of that garbage, for years to come. Oh, yes, business as usual. "But the fact is, the Merseians could have passed through unknown to us, if they'd wanted. They made their presence blatant when they neared our Alpha Crucis frontier. Our units had no choice but to attack and take losses. Meanwhile a Merseian detachment punched through to Gorrazan itself.