In the Interstellar Geographic Novel: Curran is captain of the Sijah, a spook/reiver vessel.
He is the latest in a long line of nefarious McIntyres, and follows the family tradition of relieving space shipping of anything of value. He wouldn't describe himself as a pirate, but that's what the Fleet and most other law-abiding people would probably call him. He is a second cousin of Jamie Fitzpatrick through the complicated linking of the McIntyre-Adair-Fitzpatrick-Dermott Ioan-Irish clans.
His ship Sijah was an honest merchanter before he took her, stripped her out, and refitted her as a raider spook-ship 6 years ago. She's had a lot of modifications and name changes since vanishing off the books, and the only registry she's listed with now is that of the Brotherhood (as the loose confederation of insystem reivers based at Coldharbour call themselves). As part of a deal made with the NDG Combine (who deny all knowledge of it if asked), in return for leaving their shipping alone he does have papers claiming she's still nominally a legal carrier, but there isn't a court of law between Tellus and the hinter stars that would believe it. Very wise of them. Curran is something of a rising star in the reiver hierarchy... watch this space!
The McIntyre Motto: Is fear rith maith ná drochsheasamh. - A good run is better than a bad stand.
Erich Michael Braeden
Aug 09, 2011 05:54 am