From the Endeavour Award Winning Author of The Silver Ship and the Sea.
Six friends work to stave off a war that will cross five planets.
Now young adults, the children who were left behind on Fremont as spoils of war have been banished. In spite of the fact that they saved Fremont from a mercenary force, they head back towards the birth world of their parents, Silver’s Home.
Their mentor, Marcus, stops them halfway home with a warning. Joseph is wanted for questioning by the Port Authority on Silver’s Home, and could be arrested. Marcus sends them to the planet Lopali, home of humans who have been genetically enhanced to fly. There, Marcus leads them into a last-ditch effort to stave off full-out war over the right for one being to own another.
They soon find that beautiful Lopali is not as peaceful as it seems.
He has killed millions on many different planets. He has created heinous torture devices. No image of him is known to exist. He has never been fingerprinted. There is no voice or retina identification pattern on him anywhere. He has no bank account on any world, no financial or property holdings to trace. His planet of origin is unknown. Many men have served him; all but seven are dead. He is a fugitive named Conrad Bland, and he is, for the moment, safe. But someone has sent an assassin for him. Now Chief Detective John Sable is caught between his badge and his conscience as the two most famous executioners of all time prepare to do battle in his territory.