An action-packed space opera / military adventure, set in the world of Mike Resnick’s extensive “Birthright” universe, featuring the multiple award-winning author’s signature wit and voice.
The Traanskei Coalition’s greatest weapon is the Q bomb, and after years of failure, the Democracy has come up with a defense against it. The problem is that they killed most of the team that created it. The sole survivor, Edgar Nmumba, was kidnapped by the Coalition. Only Nmumba can duplicate the work fast enough to prevent the loss of another dozen populated planets.
Nathan Pretorius and his team of Dead Enders will require all their skills and cunning to rescue him, sane and in one piece, from the Coalition’s best-hidden and best-guarded prison, somewhere in the Antares sector. But in a game of cross and double-cross, can they find him before it’s too late?
Michael "Mike" Diamond Resnick (born 1942), better known by his published name Mike Resnick, is an American science fiction author. He is executive editor of Jim Baen's Universe.
Mike Resnick is the father of the fantasy author Laura Resnick.
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