The Bayern Agenda (Paperback)
Book One of the Galactic Cold War
Angry Robot, 9780857668196, 384pp.
Publication Date: March 5, 2019
Simon Kovalic, top intelligence operative for the Commonwealth of Independent Systems, is on the frontline of the burgeoning Cold War with the aggressive Illyrican Empire. He barely escapes his latest mission with a broken arm, and vital intel which points to the Empire cozying up to the Bayern Corporation: a planet-sized bank. There’s no time to waste, but with Kovalic out of action, his undercover team is handed over to his ex-wife, Lt Commander Natalie Taylor. When Kovalic’s boss is tipped off that the Imperium are ready and waiting, it’s up to the wounded spy to rescue his team and complete the mission before they’re all caught and executed.
File Under: Science Fiction [ Friendly Faces | Traitor, Pilot, Banker, Spy | Embassy Games | Going in Hot ]
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Praise For The Bayern Agenda: Book One of the Galactic Cold War…
"Hypercool. It’s like the Golden Age of sci-fi got an upgrade, with all the big honking space cannons and some desert planet dry humour thrown in for the bargain."
– John Birmingham, author of the Axis of Time series
"Highly recommended, snarky sci-fi adventure."
– Joe Zieja, author of Mechanical Failure
"A wisecracking caper that nevertheless doesn’t skimp on the details and human cost of interstellar war, like John Le Carré meets The Stainless Steel Rat. Moren is one to watch."
– Antony Johnston, creator of Atomic Blonde and The Coldest Winter
"Immersive, intergalactic spy-fi. Moren gives us a Cold War thriller with wormholes and anti-grav fields."
– John August, screenwriter of Titan A.E. and Big Fish
"The Bayern Agenda is exactly the dose of intergalactic espionage you need. Action, humor, and pathos, wrapped up in a plot that Le Carre would be proud of ... Moren is one to watch."
– Eric Scott Fischl, Author of Dr. Potter's Medicine Show
"The action scenes, both on the ground and in space, show a focus on thoughtful planning and careful pacing. The characterization delves just enough into emotionality to give the characters realism without moving the focus away from fights, intrigue, and spycraft."
– Publishers Weekly
"A great spy story, with tidbits of science explaining the intergalactic travel and even a hint of romance to come."
"An action-packed thriller with a new twist in every chapter--the kind of book you don't want to put down. The Bayern Agenda reads like Mission Impossible set in space. Filled with well-rounded characters and an incredibly rich backstory, Moren brings his vision of a cold war galaxy to brilliant life."
– Michael Mammay, author of Planetside
"A frenzied story full of bold spycraft and exciting ground and air chases... Fans of suspenseful space opera will look eagerly for the next book. "
- Publisher's Weekly