Zero Flux

Zero Flux (Central Galactic Concordance • Book 2.5) – Novella
by Carol Van Natta

Luka and Mairwen (Overload Flux) take on a very cold case, a secret lab, and the find of a lifetime. Which of these is worth killing for? They must find out before someone takes them out of the equation.

Zero FluxForensic investigator Luka Foxe has begun a new life with Mairwen Morganthur, and left his troubled past far behind. Only a plea from his old friend and mentor can lure him back to investigate a violent crime scene frozen in an ice cave.

With the couple's powerful talents, they can uncover clues others missed. Unfortunately, Luka's old friend knows far more than he's telling, which could get them all killed, even with security specialist Mairwen on their side.

An unexpected ice fall reveals a hidden lab buried deep in a mountain and the find of a lifetime. Now someone is trying to make sure those secrets stay frozen in time, even if it means more deaths . . .

Hang on for a murder mystery in the far reaches of deep space—get your copy of Zero Flux today!

Zero Flux is a 17,000-word novella that is best enjoyed after reading Overload Flux, the novel that introduces Luka, Mairwen, and the worlds of the Central Galactic Concordance.


Includes a bonus free chapter from Pico's Crush, the third novel in the Central Galactic Concordance series.

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SERIES NOTE: Book 1 is Overload Flux, which introduces Luka, Mairwen, and the worlds of the Central Galactic Concordance. Book 2 is Minder Rising, a standalone story that takes place after the events of Overload Flux. Book 3, Pico's Crush, stars Jerzi Adams, of Overload Flux, and includes cameo appearances by Luka and Mairwen, as well as by Lièrén Sòng from Minder Rising. Book 4, Jumper’s Hopeintroduces new characters and features a returning character or two from Pico’s Crush. Each book is a complete story with no cliffhanger, but your experience will be enhanced if you read the series in order.

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Publisher: Chavanch Press, LLC
Publication Date: 21 September 2015
Cover Art: Carol Van Natta
Copy Editor: Shelley Holloway (Holloway House)
Length: Novella (17,000 words)
Series: Central Galactic Concordance 2.5



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About the Central Galactic Concordance Series: A millennium from now, humans have expanded civilization to more than 500 planets in the galaxy, thanks to faster-than-light space travel, interstellar communications, and sophisticated terraforming capabilities. The Central Galactic Concordance government maintains interstellar safety and commerce with the Concordance Command military and the Citizen Protection Service elite forces. The CPS also has another important function: testing, registering, and making use of minders, humans with talents in telepathy, telepathy, and patterns.

Peace and stability have reigned for two hundred years, but underneath, trouble is brewing. Minders with mid- and high-level talents usually find their way into CPS service, whether they want to or not, and the required enhancement drugs have debilitating side effects. Jumpers, the special forces personnel with added hardware and body reinforcements for piloting ships and operating mech-suits, often suffer from debilitating waster’s disease once they retire from service. The CPS has deeper, darker programs and powerful reasons to keep them secret. Minders, once a misunderstood minority, are now common in the human population, and want respect and freedom. The CPS, once the savior of civilization, has been using increasingly draconian measures to maintain control. Something has to give, and it won’t be pretty.


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Zero Flux is Book Two Dot Five of the Central Galactic Concordance space opera series