Known as Pedro Garcia, or Pete Garcia, Pete is called ‘big’ because he’s quite short – around 5ft 6in. He’s a miner with a secret, which gradually emerges in book 1. He’s a skilled pilot, and he can navigate asteroid fields like a dream. He’s more introvert than the Swede, perfectly happy in his own company for long periods, and not really a party animal, although he’s happy socialising at the right time. His favourite spare time occupation is designing new spacecraft and gadgets, especially things to improve the way they work up in the asteroid belt.
He’s a casual dresser, tidy, often in jeans and shirt with a cowboy look about him that goes well with his shaggy brown hair and droopy moustache.
Goes by the name of Lars Nilsson, he’s tall (6ft 2in), blond and well-muscled. Pete is muscled as well, but Lars tends to show his off more, since he has a tendency to walk around in shorts or less at home. Lars is open, fun-loving and very fond of good-looking women, although he prefers them to have a good brain if he’s to enjoy their company long-term. Like Pete, Lars is a good pilot, fond of racing, and a dedicated miner. He enjoys keeping fit, especially running and surfing.
He takes care of his appearance, prefers a smart look like dark blue pants and white shirt, nothing ostentatious.
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