The titles for the first trilogy were inspired by this quote:
You will die like a dog for no good reason.—Ernest Hemingway
About the Gate Walker Series
The Gate Walker series reinvents the first contact genre. I write character driven, near future science fiction, with authentic military chain-of-command structures, that pays homage to mecha shows like Armored Trooper VOTOMS and of course Stargate.
My stories are driven by the Fermi paradox, asking how the military and scientific communities might work together to discover advanced alien science and engineering, while overcoming the logistical problems arising from exploring strange new worlds.
Bad Dog: Book 1
In 2071, Sergeant Tachikoma leads a Marine combat armor squad. She knows the Corps never promised her a rose garden, only the chance to fight for her country.
Now, she faces her greatest challenge, two terrifying alien pillars that trapped her into reliving the same day again. The day she dies.
Today, she needs every ounce of courage to save her people from annihilation.
Strike Dog: Book 2
After completing her officer training, Lieutenant Tachikoma faces a new challenge. Now she leads mankind's first mission to another world.
Her orders. Retrieve lost experimental robot scouts. Keep her team safe from the indigenous alien mega-fauna.
But when the mission becomes a first contact scenario, the stakes rise.
The Gate Walker universe series explores what happens when mankind starts to visit alien planets, in "Strike Dog" Tachikoma finds herself facing jeopardy and death using her combat armor, in this thrilling military SF roller-coaster ride.
Ghost Dog: Book 3
Newly promoted, Captain Tachikoma nows lead her team to another world. They have to go through a portal that only opens once every six months.
Her mission. Retrieve unimaginably advanced alien technology that could change the world. Keep her team alive with only one chance to return.
Nothing could prepare her for what waits on an alien planet.
This gripping addition to the Gate Walker series, humanity expands its exploration of the galaxy to reveal more secrets, in "Ghost Dog" Tachikoma needs all of her combat armor skills to get home.
“This story is great, with a very firm grasp of the Marine Corps lifestyle.”
– Sgt D. Barrow, USMC
“High concept, high calibre character-driven Mil-SF. Compulsively readable.”
– Alex Stewart aka Sandy Mitchell author of the Ciaphas Cain series