In 2139, a network of artificial wormholes has allowed humanity to reach nearby stars, where nations fiercely compete to settle new colony worlds.
War is imminent between Earth's top powers, China and Japan, for reasons that no one fully understands.
Neil Mercer, a freshly commissioned officer in the United States Space Force, is assigned to shepherd a senior spy on a covert mission that risks
drawing America into the conflict. In a story featuring high adventure, interstellar intrigue and some of the most scientifically realistic space combat
depicted in fiction, Neil and his comrades must face difficult questions about duty, citizenship and national interest as they struggle to discover why
the war threatens to engulf every nation on Earth.
Midwest Book Review calls Through Struggle, the Stars "a fine and fast-paced read, very much recommended" and the venerable Analog magazine praises
it as "all good, great fun." It has been ranked as high as the #8 Space Opera and in the top 600 books overall on Amazon.com.
Readers on Amazon and Smashwords have rated it at an average 4.5 of 5 stars, and a full 5 stars on the iBookstore.
A novel of 115,000 words, it is recommended for fans of Tom Clancy, Patrick O'Brian, and Robert Heinlein.
An electronic version is available, or you may purchase the 8" x 5.25", 429-page trade paperback with full-color front and back cover art by science fiction illustrator Winchell Chung.
Read the prologue here, or download a pdf with the prologue and first three chapters here.
Extended samples are also available for free download at several retailer outlets.