Last Ship Off Polaris-G by Carol Van Natta
When 4,000 colonists are stranded on a dying planet, two ex-lovers and an ancient freighter are their only hope for survival.
Independent trader Gavril Danilovich is trapped on Polaris-G, a frontier planet in the midst of an ecological disaster. The galactic military is blockading the system to contain the mysteriously virulent blight. The planetary government impounded his ship. Even worse, his uncontrolled mental talent for empathy means the colonists’ fear and anger are threatening his sanity.
When government supply depot manager Anitra Helden finds a mothballed interstellar freighter in an abandoned repair dock, she hopes to use it carry supplies the colonists will need when they finally get to leave. Given the planet-wide turmoil, the only person she trusts to repair the ship is Gavril, her ex-lover.
Gavril seizes the opportunity to get his ship back and repair their broken past. Anitra will have to trust him with more than her heart, she’ll have to trust him with secret plans to break the blockade.
Everything changes when they learn 4,000 colonists are stranded. Can Gavril and Anitra pull off the rescue, outmaneuver the military fleet, and win their second chance at love?