Book List in Order:58 titles

  • This is the definitive book collection from Mike Shepherd. It includes not just book series that he has written, including Kris Longknife, Vicky Peterwald, Sandy Santiago, Rita Longknife, and his recent book Longknifes Defend the Legation while inclu...


  • I've been wanting to put together this duology for a while. However, with this COVID-19 pandemic spreading world-wide, I know that many people find solace in reading, just like I do. In solidarity of being home-bound for the foreseeable future, I wa...



  • Grand Admiral Kris Longknife is rampaging across the stars, kicking butt and taking planets away from the Iteeche rebels. She asks her grandparents, Gramma and Grampa Trouble, to came out to spend time with her kids while she is gone.Meanwhile, back ...


  • The foolish Iteeche clans that hauled Grand Admiral Kris Longknife back to the Iteeche Capital and interrupted her campaign against the rebels, are dead. Very dead. Their clans are disgraced and their palaces in ruin.However, while Kris was handling ...


  • The foolish Iteeche clans that hauled Grand Admiral Kris Longknife back to the Iteeche Capital and interrupted her campaign against the rebels, are dead. Very dead. Their clans are disgraced and their palaces in ruin.However, while Kris was handling ...


  • Grand Admiral, Her Royal Highness Kris Longknife, commander of the Iteeche Imperial Combined Fleets has the enemy on the run. Literally. The last time she entered a rebel system, every disloyal ship picked up its skirts and ran. So why has she be...


  • Grand Duchess Victoria Peterwald wants her Empire back. If you're the one who's holding any part of it hostage, you really want to be somewhere else. Quick! Vicky has cleared Dresden of the so-called Security Specialists of the Bowlingame ...


  • Grand Admiral, Her Royal Highness Kris Longknife, commander of the Iteeche Imperial Combined Fleets has the enemy on the run. Literally. The last time she entered a rebel system, every disloyal ship picked up its skirts and ran.So why has she been or...






  • Coast to Coast and Back to Chicago begins with the protagonist Mick Scott hitchhiking out of the Windy City to escape a cold winter and a failed relationship with a cold-hearted woman. His trip takes him across the Deep South and up the east coast to...


  • Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald has everything. A loving fiance who's soon to be her husband, adoring crowds, and she gets to share her golden wedding carriage with Kris Longknife. What more could a girl want?Well, the Emperor, her father, could have s...


  • Grand Admiral, Her Royal Highness Kris Longknife is up to her ears in problems . . . again. While summoned to the Imperial Iteeche Court to be humanity’s Emissary, it turns out that what the Iteeche really want is a fighting admiral!You see, theyâ€...


  • This is the third book with Grand Admiral Sandy Santiago serving as Kris Longknife's Relief, then Replacement, and now Successor on Alwa. She has all the challenges a gal could ask for. Granny Rita is on the rampage, and the cats have gone on stri...


  • Admiral Kris Longknife should have known the job offer was too good. Really, she knew by now that what was too good to be true really isn't. Still, she jumped at the chance to be the first human emissary to the Iteeche Empire. Only when she got there...


  • The Forgiven begins with the tumultuous childhood of the protagonist and his experiences in the Vietnam War, both of which contribute to his post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alcoholism. Eventually, he overcomes these problems, and he learns ...


  • The victory parades are over and half the fleet is back in mothballs. The Navies better start getting them back in Commission! Rita Longknife, commander of the heavy cruiser Exeter, has proof. Proof that there is something else out there. Proof we ar...


  • Sandy Santiago has problems coming out her ears. Granny Rita is out of control. The workers are out on strike. Worse, the murderous alien raiders are testing Alwa's defense perimeter. Once she has her hous in order, Sandy is strongly thinking of gett...


  • Kris Longknife has discovered that this desk job is not at all what she expected.  Being desk bound hasn't even decreased the number of assassination attempts!  Then Kris gets home to find her two kids playing with an Iteeche.  Ron has come back t...


  • For the first time in print, we have a collection of Kris Longknife short stories! Kris Longknife's Maid Goes on Strike Ruth Longknife's First Christmas Kris Longknife Among the Kicking Birds Kris Longknife's Bad Day Kris Longknife's Bloodhound Expan...


  • You knew when Kris asked for a desk job that it wasn't going to be pretty. Well, here's the bad, the worst, and the ugly. Budgets! This short story started out as the opening chapters to Kris Longknife - Emissary, but hey, we all know how bad an o...


  • The war is over. Hooray! Half the fleet is back in mothballs, but out on the rim of human space, ships are disappearing. Some are merchant ships going about their. business. Others are exploration ships on deep space probes. What's happening to them?...


  • Princess Kris Longknife is Viceroy for the Royal US government to the aliens of Alwa. She commands a fleet and an industrial base, and the humans manning the ships and working the factories would like some vacation time. They'd also like a stake in t...


  • Princess Kris Longknife is Viceroy for the Royal US government to the aliens of Alwa. She commands a fleet and an industrial base, and the humans manning the ships and working the factories would like some vacation time. They'd also like a stake in...


  • Sandy Santiago is a woman with a whole lot of problems. She's ordered to replace Kris Longknife, but can any mere mortal fill the shoes of a Longknife, and Kris Longknife most of all? Follow Sandy as she's introduced to the mess on Canopus Station. W...


  • Ruthie Longknife is seven-months-old and enjoying her very first Christmas in the arms of Kris Longknife. She's got a sparkling tree to taste, a lot of presents under the tree, oh, and because she's a Longknife, uninvited guests for the Christmas go...


  • Despite her role as a fleet Admiral and protector of a planetary system, Kris is still beholden to her great grandfather King Raymond’s commands. She has been personally selected for a mission that, should she succeed, will save millions of lives. ...


  • From the Nebula Nominated and New York Times Best Selling Author comes the long lost story of how Launa Obrian and Jack Walking Bear met, got to know each other, hit and did not hit it off and learned to train together. Here's the story that was refe...


  • Vicky Peterwald is no longer just the heir apparent to an imperial dynasty. She survived naval training and proved her mettle in combat to help the starving people of the ravaged world of St. Petersburg. Now, she is truly a Grand Duchess, leading a g...


  • The aliens attacking the planetary system of Alwa are an enemy unlike any Admiral Kris Longknife has ever encountered before. She doesn’t know who they are, only that they worship a being known as the Enlightened One and are unafraid to sacrifice t...






  • Seeking revenge for her brother’s death, Grand Duchess Vicky Peterwald underwent an unlikely transformation -- from pampered heir to naval lieutenant. Now a new challenge looms: Vicky will need to use both her military and political ranks to rebuil...


  • There’s no rest for a Longknife -- even if you’re a newlywed. Vice Admiral Kris Longknife’s honeymoon gets cancelled when she hears that the space raider’s home world may have been discovered. Finding where the raiders came from could be the ...


  • Kris Longknife killed Vicky Peterwald’s brother. So Vicky will kill Kris Longknife. Or try.Raised in the shadow of her brother Hank, Vicky now finds herself heir to the Peterwald Empire and hell bent on killing Kris Longknife. When that doesn’...


  • BEAUTY AND THE BATTLEFIELD Her Imperial Highness the Grand Duchess Victoria Maria Teresa Inez Smythe-Peterwald, daughter of wealth and power, was raised to do little except be attractive and marry well. Then everything changed -- her brother, her ...


  • Retired Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Terrence "Trouble” Tordon come to Savannah via different routes, but what they find is the same. One bully strongman is intent on keeping power no matter what the new rules are for peace. He’s got ...


  • Kris Longknife is back in the good graces of the brass -- and to demonstrate that, they've promoted her to Admiral. Now her mission is to find the home base of the space pirates who are plaguing the fringes of the galaxy. But no mission is ever ...


  • It’s dangerous to get too close to one of those damn Longknifes. So Senior Chief Agent in Charge Foile volunteers to get too damn close to the whole family of Longknifes. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Kris Longknife feared the survival...


  • Tavang Sing, the son of a CIA mercenary and a woman who lived in the Hmong village of Ban Xon in Laos, was born after his father was captured by the Pathet Lao in that country's civil war in the 1960's. After his birth his mother took him to Chicago,...


  • Having used unorthodox methods to save a world -- and every sentient being on it -- Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife is wanted across the galaxy for crimes against humanity. For her own safety, she’s been assigned to a backwater planet where her...


  • An original novella in the "fast-paced, exciting military SF series"* featuring Kris Longknife. Kris Longknife is back home from her galactic adventures, but her entire Fleet of Discovery has been annihilated. Now, humanity finds itself at war wi...


  • When a designer plague threatens every living thing on earth, a desperate world sends two 21st century soldiers back in time to change their own history. Their mission: to win a war that was lost 6,000 years ago and change human history from conquest...


  • Nebula Nominated Science Fiction Short Stories. At age 80, Cassie needs a job. The interviewer is out of this world. The health benefits may include the Fountain of Youth, but is the price too high. The fate of nations may hang on the edge of a blade...


  • Nebula award nominated Science Fiction short stories of galactic war and faith. Of death that comes not to one alone, but gets rather crowded. Of trying to earn money for Friday night's date, and maybe selling your soul. Of standing between incoming ...


  • Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife leads a reconnaissance mission of the vast uncharted regions of space. No one, least of all Kris, expects to find a hostile alien starship. Now, she must determine the extent of the alien threat-and whether to star...


  • An original novella in the “fast-paced, exciting”* Kris Longknife series from New York Times bestselling author Mike Shepherd.   Proving herself a capable, if unorthodox, officer, Lieutenant Kris Longknife has been assigned to train inexperienc...


  • The cover story features Nikki who always wanted to work on the moon. Now she's got her first job ... working on the moon! Bummer it's just delivering pizza, but, hey, she's still in high school and working on the moon! Another story shares the adv...


  • When a designer plague threatens every living thing on earth, two 21st century soldiers must travel back in time. They are the only hope for a desperate world. Their mission: to win a war that was lost six thousand years ago. The odds against them ar...


  • Lieutenant Commander Kris Longknife has precise orders: seek out, engage, and destroy pirates, slavers, and drug lords operating beyond the Rim of human space -- without interfering in Peterwald family affairs. Longtime rivals in business and politic...


  • As a freelance CIA operative, Mick Scott was no stranger to danger. He had infiltrated the violent Weather Underground, and now he was assigned to pose as a Russian correspondent for Radio Moscow while actually reporting on the atrocities of Pol Pot ...


  • Kris Longknife and her crew have just jumped the Wasp into an uncharted system when they encounter an alien Death Ball pursued by two battle cruisers. After Kris orders an end to the hostilities. the cruisers depart, but the aliens insist on meeting ...






  • At long last Kris Longknife's dream of commanding a space warship has come true...in a wag. The Wasp is the best warship beyond the rim of human space -- actually, it's the only one -- and the contract crew has its own captain. But Kris knows he'll d...


  • Tired of being the target of assassins, naval officer Kris Longknife takes leave for some well-earned and well-deserved rest and relaxation on the world of New Eden. But her military status requires her to be on hand at societal functions--where she ...


  • Days of Rage is the story of Mick Scott who, after returning home from the Vietnam War in 1968, attends school on the G.I. Bill at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. There he makes the acquaintance of David Gordon, the director of the contro...


  • Kris Longknife, who turned her back on her privileged and moneyed upbringing for a career in the Navy, has at long last been given her first independent command -- in the very remote system of Chance. For an officer with a rep for bucking the system,...


  • Born into a family of wealth and political power. Kris Longknife turned her back on high society and followed a different family tradition by joining the Marines. But now she finds herself relieved of duty. She's gotten in the wag of someone's agenda...


  • Kris Longknife had no choice about growing up rich and pampered. When she did have a choice, she joined the Marines. But now, a friend needs help halfway across the galaxy--and with a military heritage coursing through her blood, it's time for Kris L...


  • A new warrior comes into her own... Kris Longknife is a daughter of privilege, born to money and power. Her father is the Prime Minister of her home planet, her mother the consummate politician's wife. She's been raised only to be beautiful and ma...


  • This is the story of Mick Scott, some which is based on the author's Vietnam wartime experiences. After graduating from Armed Forces Journalism and Defense Information School in 1967, he is sent there as a reporter for Armed Forces Radio. On the way ...


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    Sandy Santiago has problems coming out her ears. Granny Rita is out of control. The workers are out on strike. Worse, the murderous alien raiders are testing Alwa's defense perimeter. Once she has her hous in order, Sandy is strongly thinking of gett...