THE SCARLET EMPRESS

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When 21st-century U.S. Lt. Cameron Tucker is revived after more than a century in stasis, she finds herself in the remote regions of Mongolia. Warned by the villagers to stay away from the dangerous Rim Riders, Cam obeys but wonders what happened to her friend and fellow pilot, Banzai Maguire.

Ever since Banzai fled his "hospitality," Prince Kyber of the Han Empire has searched for her missing fellow pilot, "Scarlet" Tucker. When word of Cam surfacing in Mongolia reaches him, Kyber decides to personally handle the capture. But he never expects to run into a Southern magnolia with nerves of steel.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world Banzai and Ty Armstrong are captured by the UCE and face possible execution for treason. The Shadow Voice continues to rally the people to overthrow the imperialist power, but will it work? In the year 2176 it will take the guts and determination of two 21st-century women to lead the world to freedom.

This action-packed series comes to a heady climax in Grant's spectacular novel. As in the previous books, the heroines of this one are complex and extremely determined. Grant does a bang-up job in this rousing conclusion! (Dec., 384 pp., $6.99)
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Jill M. Smith