Damon Lathe and his blackcollar combat team face their most serious challenge. On one of the conquered human colony worlds is a Ryqril tactical center through which flows an entire sector's worth of military data. If the blackcollars can find a way inside, it could tip the balance in the current Ryqril-Chryselli war. It could even start humanity on the path back to ultimate freedom.
But the Ryqril aren't sitting idly by. Under threat of reprisals against his world, Prefect Jamus Galway of Plinry is already on the case. His plan: to turn the blackcollars and their combat skill into unknowing tools of the Ryqril. His hidden ace: a clone duplicate of Lathe's ally Allan Caine, ready to be slipped into Lathe's inner circle.
It will be the blackcollars' most important mission. It may also be their last.
Praise for the science fiction of Timothy Zahn:
"Zahn keeps the story moving at a breakneck pace, maintaining excitement."—Publishers Weekly
". . . finely wrought space adventure [with] social, political and emotional complications, all of which Zahn treats with his usual skill." —Booklist
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