Gimme Shelter is the fourth story in the Compact Universe and third in the Seeds of War Arc.
JT Austin is the teenaged son of an admiral and a powerful CEO. When his parents decide to send him to military school, he flees Earth for Tian, hoping to make his own fortune. Instead, a prank strands him on Amargosa, the very edge of human space.
His parents opt to leave him there in the custody of a local farmer and constable. JT has to learn an alien concept to him: Hard work. He also finds himself in the sites of the farmer’s daughter, a free-spirited girl named Lizzy.
Only they don’t realize they’re in the crosshairs of an alien invasion.
Preceded by: The Marilynists
Followed by: The Children of Amargosa
Published by Clayborn Press