Bio: Benjamin Reynolds is the sum of his experiences. After joining the Navy at 19, he was stationed in Japan for four years, visiting 15 countries by the time he was 24. Benjamin taught English for a year and a half in Tokyo, and has had one short story published in the Sacramento City College 2004 anthology, entitled, "Ground Zero." He finished his BA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State in 2008. He is tentatively planning on returning to Japan to teach again sometime in 2010.
Two down-on-their-luck ex-soldiers follow a jailhouse rumor to the barren planet known as Kafiristar, where a slave trader's stash of twenty million in uncut jewels lies hidden in a temple. What they find instead are unimaginable horrors from without and within, culminating in a discovery that pales in the face of their own unrecognized greed and savagery.