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Double-Cross - In Love and War #8

Cora Buhlert

Publisher: Pegasus Pulp Publishing

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Summary

Once, Anjali Patel and Mikhail Grikov were soldiers on opposing sides of an intergalactic war. They met, fell in love and decided to go on the run together. 
Now Anjali and Mikhail are trying to eke out a living on the independent worlds of the galactic rim, while attempting to stay under the radar of those pursuing them. 
When they are hired to retrieve a shipment of bootleg medical nanobots, it seems like a routine job at first. But it quickly turns out that they are not the only ones who are after the nanobots. And their client has an agenda of her own.  
This is a story of 5100 words or approx. 20 print pages in the "In Love and War" series, but may be read as a standalone. 

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