Assassin by Jane Killick
Framed for an assassination she didn’t commit, Cassy must prove her innocence to bring a life-saving technology back to her home planet.
When Freelance spaceship captain Cassy discovers an assassin at the wedding of her ex-lover, Prince Stephen, she fights to wrench his rifle away. But a stray blast shoots into the royal party and kills Queen Triana. Knocked unconscious, Cassy wakes to find herself holding the murder weapon, the assassin gone and a squad of guards who condemn her as guilty.
Facing certain execution, Cassy breaks out of jail with Prince Stephen’s help and they escape together. Taking refuge in a secret underground lab, they learn of a forbidden technology hidden in a spaceship and sent beyond the rim of the galaxy. Retrieving it promises plentiful food for everyone, but the journey lies through a supposedly impenetrable barrier.
Even if they achieve the impossible, they cannot return until they prove Cassy’s innocence. So they must infiltrate a dangerous rebel army on another world to unmask the real assassin.
From the first page to the final scene, Assassin maintains its page-turning action. Can Cassy find the real assassin and prove her innocence? Can she find the lost spaceship and bring back its secrets? Can a freelance spaceship captain like Cassy and a prince like Stephen ever be together? Find out only in the thrilling conclusion to the Freelancer trilogy.