A Man-Kzin Novel

H’char’n, a downed kzin hero, crashes on Earth during a Kamikaze-like attack and flees across the U.S., through the Appalachians, toward Niagara Falls. Pursued by an angry DHS agent who wants to kill this representative of a murderous species, and accompanied by a sensitive young woman who realizes the kzin have some redeeming qualities, it’s a race against time as the noose tightens. Meanwhile, the duplicitous and greedy kzin Silver (last seen in the Man-Kzin series novel Treasure Planet) is hustling to sell a nanotechnological “fountain of youth” to gullible humans. If H’char’n cannot escape and deal with Silver as only a Kzin hero is able, it may mean a terrible escalation of the conflict between the kzin and humans that has already cost both proud species far too much.

A stand-alone novel by Man-Kzin anthology stalwarts Hal Colebatch and Jessica Q. Fox set in the hugely popular Man-Kzin War series created by multiple New York Times best-selling author Larry Niven.

About the Man-Kzin War Series:
“The Man-Kzin Wars series is excellent . . . gripping . . . and expands well on Larry Niven’s universe. . . .”—Locus


This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, 2020

Printed in the United States of America

eISBN: 978-1-62579-764-3

Copyright © 2020 by Jessica Q. Fox and the estate of Hal Colebatch

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

Electronic version by Baen Books