Prime Directive
by Davis Bunn

Lieutenant Amanda Bostick is ordered to investigate why scientists on a distant outpost on the planet of Lorian are being murdered with no alarm raised.

“In the past ninety days, sixteen colonists have been murdered, and nobody thought to report it until now?”

When a number of scientists are mysteriously killed on an insignificant scientific outpost on the planet of Loria and no alarm is raised, Commander Rickets of the Galactic Space Arm (GSA) is angered that no one can explain why. Rickets orders Lieutenant Amanda Bostick along with two armed Guardians, Sergeant Hamoud and Corporal Nasim, to investigate.

All three have faced setbacks in their careers and time is against them: the GSA is demanding answers within ten days. But they have no idea what to expect as there are few reports on the planet.

Why are the scientists being killed? Is there more to the mission than first appears? Are the sentient Lorians who inhabit the planet more of a threat than the GSA realize?


A fast-paced, retro-feeling sci-fi mystery ... good fun

Publishers Weekly

Bunn’s imaginative thriller combines propulsive plotting with sharp observations

Publishers Weekly on Burden of Proof

A stylistically complex work that lends itself to a variety of audiences

Library Journal on The Domino Effect

Davis Bunn applies his deft hand to The Domino Effect with the grace and mastery

Jerry B. Jenkins, New York Times bestselling author, on The Domino Effect

A fast-paced read that balances action and cozy undertones ... accessible read that will appeal to readers who enjoy mystery and suspense

Booklist on Outbreak

Davis Bunn

Davis Bunn’s novels have sold in excess of eight million copies in twenty-six languages. He has appeared on numerous national bestseller lists, and his novels have been Main or Featured Selections with every major US bookclub. Recent titles have been named Best Book of the Year by both Library Journal and Suspense Magazine, as well as earning Top Pick and Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, RT Reviews, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist. Currently Davis serves as Writer-In-Residence at Regent’s Park College, Oxford University. He speaks around the world on aspects of creative writing. Davis also publishes under the pseudonym of Thomas Locke.

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Prime Directive by Davis Bunn is available in the following formats

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