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Trader Vyx (A Galaxy Unknown Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Thomas DePrima
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Advanced weapons manufactured for Space Command are being offered for sale on the galactic black market. Trader Vyx, an undercover operative for Space Command, the military arm of the Galactic Alliance, has been sent into the Frontier Zone to procure several weapons from an Alyysian arms merchant, as part of an effort to trace the serial numbers and end the thefts.

All is going smoothly until a Tsgardi mercenary enters the room. He utters a profanity as he recognizes Vyx and immediately reaches for his sidearm. Vyx grabs for his own sidearm, but then has to dive for cover as the weapon merchant's bodyguards open up, turning the room into a killing zone of deadly crossfire.

Vyx manages to kill the mercenary and escape, but is hotly pursued by bodyguards who believe him responsible for the shooting incident that severely wounded their boss. The chase continues through the small Gollasko Colony as Vyx uses all of his skills to evade guards bent on ending his life. Each time he thinks he's lost his pursuers, they turn up again.

While Vyx is fighting for his life on Gollasko, Commander Jenetta Carver is facing problems of her own in another part of the galaxy. The Galactic Alliance has decided to expand the border, and Commander Jenetta Carver is venturing into the new territory as captain of a prototype scout ship. An onboard accident sends the small ship flying wildly out of control. They find themselves in a disabled ship, unable to contact anyone, with life support systems beginning to fail. When a passing Raider warship happens across the apparently derelict ship, Jenetta must face the question of resistance or surrender.

108,500 Words - 328 Pages

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2365 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1619310082
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Vinnia Publishing; 1st edition (26 Oct. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049H95HE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #30,444 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book 4 in a superb series 12 Nov. 2011
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This book, together with the other six books so far published in this series, is a real "page-turner". A Space Opera which openly acknowledges the Hornblower books as an inspiration, although the heroine is more likeable and infallible (perhaps closer to Alexander Kent's Richard Bolitho or Dudley Pope's Ramage).

Set in the 23rd Century, with well thought out explanations for faster-than-light travel and other scientific advances, and gripping descriptions of set piece battles in space, all seven books are thoroughly entertaining.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More excellent adventure 25 Mar. 2011
By Glyn
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I am presently on the fifth book of this series. This book, Trader Vyx, (no. 4), marked a point where the author started to introduce new characters so that the focus was not continually on the main character Jenneta Carver and her expanding family. The series is maturing and the story lines are still gripping and difficult to put down. I have rarely been so caught up in a series of books, but the author seems to have got the recipe just right. There are a few annoying repetitious themes that other reviewers have commented on, and I agree with (constant referral to people's height, and steaming cups of Colombian coffee- the author must be a coffee junky), but I would still recommend this series of books to anyone who loves science fiction and a good yarn. I am hoping by the time I get to no. 6, that a seventh book will be available. I take the point of other reviewers. It would be best to buy the books in order, as picking up the later books without knowledge of previous stories, would be difficult for the reader to grasp some themes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Saga continues 14 July 2011
By Steve
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This is a bit more of a complex story than the first books in that there is a sub plot. However, all is well linked in and to the point and the story rattles along. If you liked the first few, this is more of the same, but different enought to keep your interest. well worth a look
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4.0 out of 5 stars Better but still clumsy 17 April 2011
By Graham
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After dismissing this series initially I bought the second book and have become hooked on them. But for the silly avoidable mistakes in the writing such as 10 centimeter deep carpet...that's 4 inches....doesn't that qualify as un-cut grass? Also the passages of character description that have clearly been cut and pasted from previous books. Frustrating, but eventually amusing if you don't let it spoil the read. It leads you to skip entire passages that you have already read. The stories in the 3rd & 4th books are definitely better than the first two. I'll be reading the full series I think.
Good yarn's, but 'Clumsy' I think is the word for the writing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 6 Mar. 2011
By MCN1963
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Since I discovered Thomas DePrima just a week or two ago, I have found his novels really absorbing and well written. Indeed I have just downloaded his fifth book in the Galaxy Unknown series having swallowed up the other four - reading my kindle on trains, planes and very late into the night. I really hope that he writes more than six, as I can't get enough of Jenetta Carver and her sisters. Thank you Thomas for making journeys and sleepless nights almost something to look forward to. I just love your books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 7 July 2011
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I read all 7 books within 2 weeks; I simply could not stop reading as I had to find out what happens next. I am a somewhat jaded military SF reader and I must admit that some of the solutions were ingenious. I felt that some events went too "smoothly", but I chose to ignore them and thoroughly enjoyed the read.

I am not going to tell you the content, but when reading the first books it reminded me of the Honor Harington series by David Weber.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 20 Jan. 2011
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I'm just about about to start book 5 and so far the series has been great though there are sections of politics and ceremony that slow the action a little but its still a page turner. In book 1 the author pays homage to the Horatio Hornblower books (if have not read them, shame on you), he should also pay homage to Honor Harrington too as some of the ideas seem to be a lift.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read for sci fi and fantasy readers 4 Oct. 2013
By jenifer
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I have read all of this series of books so far and have loved every one. I will be on the look out for the next in the series,and look forward to any other books he will bring out.A great story teller.
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