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Not a corporation anymore
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2021
Or at least they don't act like much of one. With their letter of Marque from the mars protectorate, they go on the account. But unlike pirates, they're a force for good, not evil. They have a critical mission. Expose the belirand Corp for the heinous crime of abandoning their colonies when the encounter alien sentient lifeforms and keeping secret the ability for ftl so they can profit from the jump gates. Loose Nuts helps the humans on Ophir. Their main mission is to rescue a colony that landed on a koarak planet where they become livestock feeding the bugs. LNC makes a few trades, but they're mostly done to gain military hardware and supplies for the main mission. Liam makes some new friends and a new enemy and and old frenemey joins the crew. Another old enemy gets on the way of their mission and the sparks fly. I think Jerry Sailor appeared on a previous book (or 2), and Liam makes a deal with him to buy some wheat he picked up on Ophir so Jerry can make whiskey. What I didn't get until now is that we drink a rum called Sailor Jerry, which is very good; made by norman Collins. Does jamie know this? Just an aside... anyway, this is another great short story, but it leads into the next book I'm sure because the koarak overlord gets pissed off at Liam. So, onward and upward. Or as j.t. scott would say "to those who dare and to those who dream, and to those who are stronger than they seem"... this describes the whole crew of hotspur and intrepid..