Wondering ‘What should I read next?’ The Orphan Ship (Three Book Series) by Sterling R. Walker.
From Book 1: The Orphan Ship by Sterling R. Walker
Stranded 225 million kilometers from home on Mars Station, cousins Jake O’Brien and Lorina Murphy are drawn into a fledgling effort to help the hundreds of abandoned street children who call the station home. Jake becomes a medical apprentice in an outreach clinic, while Lorina volunteers at a juvenile shelter. They soon discover that their efforts may be in vain because something much more serious than poverty plagues Mars Station.
Also stranded on Mars Station, ship’s captain Danae Shepherd faces the difficult task of hiring replacement crew after an alien virus claims the lives of four in her employ, including her husband. She stumbles upon the same problem that has Jake and Lorina stumped: why are homeless children disappearing without a trace?
From Book 2: The Lost Sheep by Sterling R. Walker
Captain Danae Shepherd returns to Mars Station with her crew of the Ishmael, fully aware that she is walking straight into a trap. But Danae isn’t going to let a little thing like being wanted for murder keep her away, not when her ally Dr. Erik Sorensen is stuck in jail; and not when evidence is desperately needed to end police chief Acheron’s depraved side business of abducting homeless children and selling them as slaves.
Danae’s nervous crew agrees to her daring plan, which is based more on luck than strategy, but her clairvoyant helmsman Marco Ting raises the level of tension with two chilling premonitions: the Captain’s plan will unravel once they reach Mars Station, putting all their lives in danger, and someone close to Lorina Murphy is going to die.
From Book 3: The Last Orphan by Sterling R. Walker
Captain Danae Shepherd and her crew of Alex’s Legacy set out to rescue Shima Oryang’s niece from a slave-run factory in Bangkok, but their quest turns deadly when Shima is abducted. Now with her best friend missing, her helmsman in a coma, and a military captain determined to keep her on a short leash, Danae must battle the horrors from her past before she can summon the courage to confront the human traffickers who are holding Shima captive.
Like a small stone tossed into a big pond, Danae’s influence expands like ripples as her determination to save one orphan becomes a dangerous mission to liberate them all.
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