PACOYMA First Search Mission by Robert Gaspari
In this second book, the Pacoyma leaves the safety of Earth after
the US government helps to restock and arm the vessel. After his
surprise move to join them on this first search for their home world,
Major Reece Strong brings his military training to bear during their
mission. He intends to protect the unwary aliens from all kinds of
threats in space.
The humadi, Air Force Major Reece Strong, was the first non-numadi accepted into the hive mind by the artificial intelligence queen. That constant interaction changes his human brain forever, but is it for better or worse?
Will they discover the way back to the prime hive of the numadi Solar Union Commune? What new races, challenges, and threats will they encounter? Space is a dangerous place to poke about in when you don’t know which directions leads home.