1.1X. Star Cops: One of Our Cops is Missing (Excerpt)
This free excerpt is from May's Star Cops - Mother Earth Part 1.
It’s the near future, and mankind has expanded its presence in space. Maintaining law and order among this network of space stations, satellites and moon outposts is the responsibility of the International Space Police Force, known colloquially as the Star Cops. Their leader is Commander Nathan Spring.
While dealing with crimes including drug smuggling and murder, the Star Cops find themselves facing a new and sustained threat. The activist group Mother Earth, ideologically opposed to humanity’s presence in space, has been quiet for some time. But no longer. The group returns with a vengeance, prepared it seems to go to any lengths to achieve its aims.
1.1 One of Our Cops is Missing by Andrew Smith
As construction of the Vasco da Gama, the largest space station ever put into orbit, nears completion, Nathan is visited by an old friend, who asks for his help in tracking down a missing undercover officer.
Meanwhile, Inspector Priya Basu is investigating a near-fatal spacewalk accident on the space station Rakesh Sharma that may be no accident at all.
Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn
David Calder (Nathan Spring / Box), Trevor Cooper (Colin Devis), Linda Newton (Pal Kenzy), Rakhee Thakrar (Priya Basu), Philip Olivier (Paul Bailey), Andrew Secombe (Brian Lincoln)
Producer David Richardson
Director Helen Goldwyn
Script Editor Andrew Smith and Guy Adams
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs