Robert J. Mendenhall is a retired police officer and a former Broadcast Journalist for the American Forces Network, Europe. He currently serves on active duty with the Wisconsin Air National Guard. An active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and SFF Net, he writes across genres including science fiction, crime and suspense, and the occasional horror. He lives outside Chicago with his wife and fellow writer, Claire. And many animals.
Robert J. Mendenhall
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Captain Christopher Manning is the Provost Marshal atEarly Warning Station Centauri; a listening post on a harshplanet circling the primary star of the Alpha Centauri binarysystem. With gravity more than three times Earth normal, sophisticated exoskeletons are needed just to walk. The high mineral content of the planet's thick atmosphere gives its precipitation a pale yellow tinge and a sulfuric odor.And with its eccentric orbit and intense magnetic field,Centauri is an “extreme planet.”For no apparent reason, the primitive Centaurans beginattacking the compound. When one of his military policeofficers is murdered seemingly by a native, Manning’s investigation leads him into a web of conspiracy and betrayal, with the fate of the facility and the lives of every human soldier on the planet at stake.