Sliding Scales - Alan Dean Foster

From New York Times bestselling author Alan Dean Foster comes a fantastic new Pip and Flinx adventure starring a certain twenty-four-year-old redhead with emerald eyes and uncanny abilities and his devoted mini-dragon protector. Time and again, the daring pair have braved countless dangers to emerge victorious. But now Flinx attempts something that may be impossible for the heretofore undefeated hero. His mission: to take a vacation.

Never have the cares of the universe lain so heavily on Flinx's shoulders, nor the forces arrayed against him seemed so invincible. Pursued by a newly revealed sect of doomsday fanatics, hunted by factions inside and outside the Commonwealth for transgressions real and imagined, expected to single-handedly avert a looming galactic crisis (or bear responsibility for the consequences), Flinx can be forgiven for feeling a slight touch of melancholy.

There's only one solution for what ails Flinx, according to his ship's AI. But taking time off is tricky business. With an increasing number of enemies chasing him with ever-greater enthusiasm, Flinx must find a getaway shrouded in obscurity. Jast, a planet smack in the middle of nowhere, is the perfect locale.

Yet even in a place where hardly anyone's ever seen a human, Flinx and trouble can't stay separated for long. Unfortunately, Flinx hasn't a clue that his vacation paradise is in reality a danger zone of the highest magnitude. And by the time he learns the truth, it may be too late.

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Release date: 2004
Genres: science fiction
Average rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: August 12, 2021

Pip and Flinx :: Series

Belongs to the series Humanx Commonwealth Universe

The Tar-Aiym Krang7.00
Bloodhype6.66
Orphan Star7.00
The End of the Matter6.50
For Love of Mother-Not7.34
Flinx in Flux6.76
Mid-Flinx
Reunion
Flinx's Folly
Sliding Scales
Running from the Deity
Trouble Magnet
Patrimony
Flinx Transcendent
Strange Music