Friday, April 15, 2022

CassaDark – Mystery in Space

I'm delighted today to welcome author, fellow blogger, friend and Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh to Thoughts in Progress to talk about his latest release, CassaDark.

Welcome, Alex. What are your thoughts on “Mystery in Space.”

When most people want to wrap themselves in a mystery, they reach for a book in the mystery or thriller. But that’s not the only genre capable of boasting a mystery or two. Multiple mysteries reside in my latest science fiction book, CassaDark. The hero, Bassan, encounters many unknowns.

Let me highlight some!

The first revolves around a man Bassan meets on Procura Space Station. He’s a Kintal like Bassan, but who is Zendar really? Is he telling the truth when he claims the people on his planet are dying? What does he really want and can he be trusted?

Once Bassan reaches Zendar’s planet, Ugar, the mystery continues. In the settlement of Jaree, he wonders–where are all the dying people? Zendar had shown him visions of hundreds ill. Where are they?

Then Bassan begins to question the true motivation of the leaders of Jaree. Why do they really need him? What secrets are they hiding? Bassan’s unique connection to ancient Kintal technology–does that come into play?

I could keep going, but I don’t want to reveal too many of the mysteries! Suffice to say, there are many unknown layers and not all of them truthful.

So, if you fancy a bit of mystery in space, please check out CassaDark.

Alex, thanks for sharing this. CassaDark is a great combination of mystery and science. 

By Alex J. Cavanaugh

“Cavanaugh returns to the world of his Cassa Series…for a fourth inventive space opera.” – Publisher’s Weekly

His world is unraveling…

Bassan’s father is stepping down from command. His best friend almost dies when Bassan freezes. Now, he’s being sent across the galaxy to speak at an important conference. Despite saving the eleven races years ago, he’s paralyzed by doubt. Could things get any worse?

Once there, new acquaintance Zendar convinces Bassan to visit his planet for a humanitarian mission. Bassan’s special connection to ancient technology is the key to saving Zendar’s people. One problem though—it’s a prisoner planet.

On Ugar, he discovers things aren’t so straightforward. As each truth reveals itself, the situation grows more desperate. If he can’t find the right answers, he might die along with Zendar’s people. Can Bassan summon the courage to be a hero again?

Print - 9781939844842

EBook – 9781939844859
Science Fiction – Adventure/Space Opera/Space Exploration


iTunes –

Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with Alex, here’s a bit of background on him.

Meet the Author: Alex J. Cavanaugh

Alex J. Cavanaugh works in web design and graphics, and he plays guitar in a Christian band. A fan of all things science fiction, his interests range from books and movies to music and games.

Online he is known as Ninja Captain Alex and he’s the founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group.

You can connect with Alex on the following sites: 

Thanks everyone for stopping by today during Alex’s visit. Do you like the combination of mystery and science? Doesn't that cover just draw you in as you wonder where the adventure will take you?


  1. I have been loving seeing the ever supportive Alex featured across the blogosphere. I hope his latest book does really, really well.

  2. Hi Mason - congratulations on featuring Alex's next book ... he writes so well and it's an enticing story line ... All the best to Alex - cheers to you both - Hilary

  3. What an interesting idea, to combine science fiction with some mystery, ALex! It sounds intriguing! I wish you much success.

  4. Thanks for featuring Alex and his book today.

  5. This was my favorite of the series.
    Thanks for hosting Alex, Mason.


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