Book 1 in the Harmony War series (2016)
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Stay in Earth’s slums or carve out a life in Earth’s Military Forces. Two brothers make a choice that will change their lives forever.
Mark and his brother Tyler survived the slums with a gun in their hand and a blade in their sleeve. The corporation’s mercenaries are always looking for trained killers.
The EMF offers education, medical care, food whenever they want it, and real pay. They have a chance at a new life, one where they don’t have to worry about a rival gang killing them in the street.
Those privileges come at a hefty cost. Peace doesn’t last and the EMF doesn’t care how many troopers die as long as their cost/benefit ratios make them look good at the next shareholding meeting. Maybe the slums weren’t so bad.
The story features a story our main character as he leaves the hopelessness of savage ruined slums taking the one way out common people may have, the military. In this universe, people don’t travel at FTL but only at near-light speed, so the characters are dealing with time dilation. While they travel for decades aging not at all (in cryosleep) the people they knew on Earth age and die.