Book 1 in the Mavericks series (2019)
The human soldiers stranded on the planet Paradise have been recruited into an Alien Legion, to do the dirty jobs that the high-tech species won’t do. Their first mission is to kick the enemy off a backwater planet no one cares about. It’s a simple assignment, except everyone has a hidden agenda, and the planet could become a deathtrap.
The Ruhar give the humans an opportunity for an off-world mission, which is to get rid of the Kristang from the planet Fresno. It is a tiny planet that nobody cares much for. The problems start when the allies turn out to be a bigger danger to the team than the actual enemies they can see. Whom can they trust now?
In terms of timeline, the events of Deathtrap occur at same time as Book 7 of the Expeditionary Force, Renegades. Also, the events in this book set up the next book in the Expeditionary Force main series, Armageddon.