Corona Burning (The Apple Thief Escapades #2)
In the action-packed sequel to The Venusian Job, Emily “The Engineer” Van Lars and her motley crew of mercenaries and madmen must take on soldiers, criminals, aliens and an artificial intelligence bent on destroying the known galaxy. Emily knows it is all on her. She was the one who released Corona and she is the one that must stop it. To do so, she must first capture the prize that has led Corona, the Kaiser and the Confederacy to the massive gas planet, Troth 3B.
As the true nature of the ancient Venusian ship orbiting deep within the atmosphere becomes clear, Emily is forced to confront the bizarre mystery that lies at the heart of a long-dead civilization. It will take all of her ingenuity, courage and compassion if she is to thwart Corona and save the universe and, maybe, in the process, save herself, as well.