The Aleph Extraction (#2)

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A struggle over a mysterious artifact that could unlock ancient secrets pits covert operatives against devious criminals.

Still reeling from a former teammate’s betrayal, Commonwealth operative Simon Kovalic’s band of misfit spies has no time to catch their breath before being sent on another impossible mission: to pull off the daring heist of a quasi-mythical alien artifact from under the nose of the galaxy’s most ruthless gangster, not to mention their cold war rivals, the Illyrican Empire. But the team’s newest recruit, Specialist Addy Sayers, is a volatile ex-con with a mean hair-trigger—can Kovalic hold the team together, or will this be the mission that splits them apart?


“Moren’s fantastically fun second Galactic Cold War space opera [features] a frenzied, humorous, and brawl-heavy spy mission aboard a luxury starcruiser [...] Readers will end this installment deeply attached to Moren’s bold characters and eagerly anticipating what comes next.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A witty, fast-paced thriller that doesn’t skimp on its characters, THE ALEPH EXTRACTION adds a heist-flavored spin to Moren’s clever interstellar Cold War spycraft. The result is Ocean’s Eleven in zero gravity, served up with heart and humor. Not to be missed!”

Helene Wecker, author of The Golem and the Jinni

“Moren delivers another thrill ride. Grabbed me from the first chapter and didn’t let go.”

Michael Mammay, author of Planetside

“Faster than light writing, kinetic wit, and retro-futurist Golden Age style.”

John Birmingham, author of The Cruel Stars

“Moren’s latest entry in the Galactic Cold War series, THE ALEPH EXTRACTION, ratchets up the action, tension, and wit […] the interstellar heist caper you didn’t know you needed, but not to be missed.”

Eric Scott Fischl, author of Dr. Potter’s Medicine Show

"Fresh and engaging. No one blends fun and thrill quite like Dan Moren."

Jay Posey, author of Outriders

"A brilliant heist with a dynamic cast. Everything I was looking for in a spy novel!"

Reese Hogan, author of Shrouded Loyalties

“Moren ably plays with trope and archetype to bring new life and new dimensions to the tried-and-true Heist Plot, but the best action is found around the kitchen table and other quiet places where the characters come together. Major Simon Kovalic and his covert-ops team of misfits come together at their broken places, and their bond is stronger and more realistic for it.”

RWW Greene, author of The Light Years

“A delightful story of found family wrapped around an edge-of-your-seat space heist. THE ALEPH EXTRACTION races to a rewarding and unexpected conclusion—I stayed up until 2am to finish it in one sitting!”

TJ Berry, author of Space Unicorn Blues