Devil on the loose
Self-exiled from his desolate, poisoned home world, MacGregor Gerswin continues his life mission: to reclaim and resurrect the ruins of Old Earth. Once he challenged the Imperial fleet, and won. Now, hiding behind the mask of a low level military bureaucrat, Gerswin must become a puppetmaster, using the enigmatic OER Foundation to amass fortunes, create research, conceal arsenals, and fund the destinies of whole cultures.
But, marked for death by the vast, Empire-spanning Assassins Guild, Gerswin must also cast aside his civilized veneer, becoming again a devilkid – a silent, nearly superhuman killer, a single-handed reign of terror.
For to save lives, Gerswin is prepared to murder thousands.
And to save one planet, he may have to destroy worlds.
L. E. Modesitt, Jr. is the bestselling author of over sixty novels encompassing two science fiction series and four fantasy series, as well as several other novels in the science fiction genre.
Mr. Modesitt has been a delivery boy; a lifeguard; an unpaid radio disc jockey; a U.S. Navy pilot; a market research analyst; a real estate agent; a director of research for a political campaign; legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman; Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues; and a college lecturer and writer in residence. In addition to his novels, Mr. Modesitt has ... (more)