The First Twenty Steps by Michael D. Smith A novella by Michael D. Smith
Published January 2011

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Background

Excerpt (Chapters 1-2 in PDF format)

cover art by Michael D. Smith

An ex-convict finds himself mixed up in a motorcycle gang’s plan to heist a hyperspatial supercomputer.

Just released from six years in prison and unsure how to meet basic needs, Harry finds a kindred spirit in Roberta, in thrall to a depraved motorcycle gang. The two decide to infiltrate Harry into the gang so that he can eventually free her from it. But Alexander, the passive-aggressive leader of the Cerberean Knights, leads them into a major crime this evening as he seeks to pay back favors from the corrupt city council of One-West. As the motorcycle attack on the Dataflux computer building turns terrifying and surreal, Harry and Roberta find themselves outgunned by another biker gang belonging to the mysterious billionaire Richard Mullein, who intervenes to protect the top secret navigational equipment for his Cathedral Spaceship.