Shan Takhu Legacy

Humanity’s Future is on the Edge

Commander Jephora Cochrane served for decades in the Human Union’s space service. After working his way up the ranks, the realization that his light-world physiology would never allow him to captain a FleetCom vessel, forces him to turn to a private-sector command or retire back to the asteroid colony where he was born.

Taking charge of what should be a routine ice prospecting mission to the outer fringes of the solar system, he soon realizes that nothing in his career could have prepared him for what they discover.

In fact, nothing in all of human experience could have prepared anyone for the reality of the Shan Takhu.

In the style of The Expanse or Battlestar Galactica, the Shan Takhu Legacy takes a mystery, and shrouds it in political sci-fi to keep you turning pages to the very end.


Book One

Alone beyond the edge of civilization.

A routine exploration mission explodes into chaos 2.8 billion miles from home and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the prospector ship Jakob Waltz into a crisis that will test their experience to the limit.

After a puzzling message from Fleet Chancellor Roja adds to the confusion, Cochrane isn’t sure who he can trust. Yet somehow, regardless of their hidden secrets, he must push his crew to new levels to save their ship.

Together they make a discovery that will alter the course of history. A secret, buried at the edge of the solar system, which is the key to changing everything.

But only if Humanity can survive until the truth gets out.


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Book Two

Marooned at the edge of the Solar System.

After crash-landing on the frozen surface of L-4 Prime, Jephora Cochrane and the crew of the Jakob Waltz fight to survive while they unravel an alien secret that will change the path of Humanity’s future.

An attempted rescue mission brings civil war in its wake, and catches him between an emerging authoritarian regime and Chancellor Roja‘s resistance forces. Running out of options, Cochrane must leverage the limited resources he has in a desperate play to keep his crew safe and to protect humankind from certain self-destruction.

Thrust into the center of the crisis, they may hold the keys to avoiding the inevitable battle that seems destined to shred civilization.

If they can stay alive long enough.


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Book Three

Trapped between war and redemption.

Six months ago Jephora Cochrane was Commander of an ice prospecting mission, now he’s governor of the newest colony in the solar system. A colony that’s become the front line in a war for the future of the Human Union.

Struggling to understand the technology left behind by the ancient Shan Takhu, Cochrane and the residents of Gateway Colony must first defeat the warships of a merciless cybernetic entity known as Odysseus. It will stop at nothing to control the power of the alien structure they’ve discovered, including destroying it.

With no choices left, they have to keep Odysseus from burying the key to the future of humanity back into the ice from which it came.

When all of civilization hangs in the balance, only a handful have the strength to protect it. 


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The Shan Takhu Legacy BOX SET (ebook exclusive)

Read the complete trilogy of the Shan Takhu Legacy and enjoy a special vignette published exclusively in this set.

It waits in the darkness.

Beyond Neptune, a routine prospecting mission explodes into chaos and throws Commander Jephora Cochrane and his crew into a crisis that will test their experience to the limit.

After crash-landing on the surface of an icy asteroid, Cochrane’s crew discovers an ancient artifact that may hold the key to stopping a battle destined to shred civilization. Yet an attempt to rescue the crew of the Jakob Waltz brings civil war to the edge of the Solar System, and catches Commander Cochrane between an emerging authoritarian regime and a desperate fleet of resistance forces.

Understanding the power of the ancient Shan Takhu technology may be the only hope for the future of humanity, but first Cochrane must defeat the warships that will stop at nothing to control the power of the alien structure they’ve discovered.

With no choices left, they have to keep the exploding war from burying the Legacy of the Shan Takhu back into the ice from which it came.


Come along on the journey and discover how eleven unlikely heroes will have the strength to change the destiny of humanity.

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