The Jani Kilian Books

Jani Kilian was born in Ville Acadie, the largest city on the Commonwealth colony of Acadia. Her father Declan, a systems developer, was of Irish descent; her mother Jamira Shah, a shopkeeper, was of South Asian descent. Jani grew up speaking a French dialect, learned Commonwealth English in primary school, and decided early on that life on a backwater was not for her. She wanted to see other worlds, so like so many other colony kids, she joined the Service.

It seemed a good idea at the time.

I am in the process of (lightly) re-editing and republishing the Jani series. I’m doing this one book at a time—the changes are minor so no need to repurchase any books you already have. I’m mainly removing exclamation points—so many exclamation points—and tweaking the odd detail in earlier books so they match the direction of Endgame and future books. Hence, individual books will be unavailable for a period of time as changes are made, old editions removed from sale, and new editions uploaded. 

I’m happy to say that I have the rights reverted for Endgame, the fifth book in the series. I need to get a new cover and tweak as needed. The ebook will be re-released later in 2023.

I’ve pulled the box set and will reissue it when Code, Rules, and Law are all updated.

dark haired woman holding a futuristic weapon being followed by a shadowy figure

Amazon (for used mass markets)

Reading order:

Code of Conduct
1999 Philip K. Dick Award Nominee
First book in the series

Rules of Conflict
Honorable Mention in SF Site’s list of Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2000
Second book in the series

Law of Survival
Third book in the series
“…a perfect book to read after dealing with the b*****ds at work.” – Kim Zrubek

Contact Imminent
Fourth book in the series
“Kristine Smith supercedes herself with each new book.” Janny Wurts

Fifth book in the series. 

The original mass market paperbacks are still available out in the wild, either used or, in the case of Endgame, brand-spankin’-new. The covers of Code, Rules, Law, and Contact were by Jean-Pierre Targete. The cover of Endgame was by Chris McGrath.










My first–and so far only– foreign sale was to the Russian publisher AST, which bought CODE OF CONDUCT. That’s my name at the top of the cover, in those cool industrial letters. I’m not sure if the bordering graphic with T. rex and the castle on the precipice is a standard AST border or part of *my* cover. No dinosaurs were harmed in the writing of any of my books, in case you wondered.I do like the transport.

It’s a small hardcover book, about 5 1/4″ by 8″. 415 pages. Very neat, seeing my words translated into another language