by Wendy Rathbone
Set in space,
this male/male romance brings a bit of warmth to
the lonely hearts of two star-farers who happen
to find each other. Cary is the captain of a
Company starship. While alone on nightwatch on
his bridge, his receives a distress signal from
a shuttle. He brings it aboard on his own
authority, telling no one, only to discover a
fugitive who appeals to his sense of justice and
empathy. He secretly agrees to harbor the
stranger at great risk to his career and perhaps
his very life. Capt. Cary hides him in his
quarters where they come to know each other's
life story and form a very close bond.
For those who enjoyed Ms. Rathbone's novel, THE FOUNDLING, you're sure to love this novellette as well!