In the 24th century, the solar system is bustling with advanced human societies. But on poorer, balkanized Earth, towns struggle against depopulation and refugees flee from ethnic, economic, and education cleansing.
The home planet’s only bright spots are the cosmopolitan cities that trade offworld. But nonviolent terrorists called Stabilizers despise offworld influences and want to impose a slower-paced, low-stress lifestyle. They make prosperity appear suicidal by stealthily destroying a city’s economy and government with weaponized social epidemics.
Offworld Kagents project a future where the Stabilizers crash Hamilton, Illinois, and all civilization follows. With time running out, they recruit bounty hunter Nick Lincoln and his uncanny analytical abilities to find a future where Hamilton survives. But when Nick discovers how to stop the Stabilizers, he learns a secret about them, the Kagents, the projections, and himself which will change everything.
Twistpoint (Kagent Series: #2)
Two years after the Kagents defeated the Stabilizer Alliance, offworld societies and the Earth cities that trade with them are thriving. The Stabilizers are adrift as the militant and pacifist factions wrestle each other for control.
Nick Lincoln’s Kagent models project that the Stabilizers have to choose between coexisting peacefully with offworld societies or destroying them. He embarks on a one-man quest to twist the Stabilizers into choosing peaceful coexistence, in part because he hopes it will help reunite him with his Stabilizer family.
But the militant Stabilizers’ crafty leader, Craig Lassiter, is already pushing the Alliance’s leaders towards sabotaging the offworld economies. All nonviolently, of course.
Nick must risk everything to stop Lassiter before it’s too late. But all his projections of the future haven’t prepared him for the betrayals and the heartbreak he will face along the way.
Chokepoint (Kagent Series #3)
The last book of the Kagent trilogy!
THERE’S NEVER A GOOD TIME TO ORPHAN A CHILD, IS THERE?
Nick and Pam chose the worst time to start a family. Craig Lassiter’s Stabilizers have cut off Earth’s exports to the offworld settlements. Floating Venusian cities begin to crumble as fuel prices spike, causing Tessans to starve, and the offworld economies to grind down into an existential depression.
And this offworld disaster is where Nick and Pam are forced to find refuge, because Earth is worse.
Borbola has besieged the Kagents on all sides: they are demonized in the media, they lost access to Earth’s databases, and the bounty hunters are killing them. It’s all Nick and Pam can do to avoid the bloodbath and leave Earth for the last time.
The Kagents have one lousy chance to save the offworld societies: defeat an overwhelming bounty hunter force on Venus, and gain control of Earth. But when the battle goes south, the best Nick can hope is that his death will be enough to save all offworlders, including his newborn child.