At the end of the first Kestrel story, the paramedic Sam Ryan leaves, and James Tomos comes to replace him. Tomos is a Spacer, born and raised in space on his parents' cargo ship. Consequently, although young, he knows a lot about most ship's systems, and has met many alien races, but he is not arrogant about his knowledge and is always ready to help. He also covers as navigator when needed.
Tall and slim, with sandy hair, he is proud of his Welsh heritage from Earth. He appears to be quite shy and reserved, but this is a natural result of life on a ship, where privacy is difficult. He shares a cabin with Roy Stubbs, the assistant engineer, and they get on well together, once Stubbs realises that he is not showing off, but sharing his knowledge and trying to help.
[Since I am working on the latest edit on my first Kestrel novel, this character is not yet fully developed for the second novel.]
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