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Red Sky Dawning by Ian J. Malone

Sharkflight Publishing
$14.99, paperback / $4.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-9890327-5-9
April, 2015
Fiction: Space Opera / Military Sci-Fi / Adventure
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Five years after the historic Battle of Dulaston, Danny Tucker, Lee Summerston, and the Renegades have settled nicely into life on Aura—yet none more so than Tucker. Fueled by a rising career as an ASC staff sergeant and a love unlike any he’s ever known, Danny is in the prime of his life and at last free of the demons that have stalked him for years.

Some demons never die, though, and when an old enemy beckons to settle a personal score, Danny soon finds himself swept up in the backlash of a climaxing civil war, and straight into the crosshairs of a father’s bloodlust for revenge.

Red Sky Dawning is the much-anticipated sequel to 2013’s Mako, and the tale of one man’s quest to bury his past and protect those dearest to him as the fate of billions hangs in the balance.

As a graduate of Florida State University, Ian J. Malone has written in a number of arenas over the years ranging from public health to news and sports. When it comes to his fictional work, however, he's a firm believer that nothing shapes an author's writing like experience. That's why he credits his tenures in radio, law enforcement, sport management, and the military for much of his thematic inspiration, plus the legion of family and friends who've stood with him along the way.

Beyond writing, he's an avid fan of audiobooks and sports, though it's also not uncommon to find him at a concert (LOVE music!), a movie, or somewhere by a grill.

At present, he resides in Durham, North Carolina, with his incredible wife, son, and two dogs—but he'll always be a "Florida boy" at heart.

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