The Zero Stone (Murdoc Jern #1) - Andre Norton

A mysterious stone, born of worlds long extinct, is the key to powers unimaginable to man- powers that could enable its owners to control the universe. Murdoc Jern, gem trader, finds that possession of the stone has led him to the center of a web of intrigue and murder. With his companion Eet, an inscrutable feline mutant with phenomenal ESP powers, he is hunted through space, coming finally to a long forgotten planet inhabited by apelike "sniffers." There, facing the predatory sniffers, the antagonistic Patrol and the laser-guns of the Thieves' Guild, Murdoc must seek the source of the Zero Stone and bargain for his rights to pursue his destiny as a free man.


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Release date: 1968
Genres: science fiction
Updated: September 07, 2010

Murdoc Jern :: Series

The Zero Stone (Murdoc Jern #1)
Uncharted Stars (Murdoc Jern #2)