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By Steve White

A near-future Earth has shaken off the devastating colonization by means of alien Lokaran invaders and totalitarian rule via the alien’s puppets, the Earth First party.  yet now Earth is flung into galactic intrigue and warfare. The Lokaron empire teeters at the fringe of a fratricidal meltdown and  a cabal of historical enemies desire to take advantage of Earth as a proxy to damage the empire and rule over a brand new Galactic darkish Age.  Now Captain Andrew Roark, the son of heroes of the uprising and an officer knowledgeable in Lokaran house war strategies, joins with a hugely able Lokar who opposes the empire yet needs to determine it reworked instead of destroyed. jointly they have to discover a conspiracy to regulate Earth, after which receive the key key to defeating it.  struggle for galactic keep an eye on looms, and freedom for Earth—so lately escaped from below the boot-heel of 1 oppressor—is once more within the balance.About Steve White:“White bargains quickly motion and traditionally proficient world-building.”—Publishers WeeklyAbout Steve White’s Forge of the Titans:“. . . recollects the simplest of the toilet Campbell period of SF. White's middle viewers of difficult SF enthusiasts may be happy. .  .”—Publishers Weekly“. . .engaging leisure. . .much suspense and plenty of well-handled motion scenes. . .”—BooklistAbout Steve White’s St. Anthony’s Fire:“Give this one excessive marks for entertainment.”—Booklist

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Svyatog’Korth looked blank. Again, far from the first, Katy thought ruefully. She had no difficulty reading his expressions, after decades of practice. Most humans would have looked at his hairless head and seen simply a Lokar, with large, convoluted ears, slit-pupiled yellow eyes, skull ridge running down to where it formed a bony protection for the nasal orifice, and nearly lipless mouth that, when opened, revealed serrated ridges that performed the same function as human teeth for a race of omnivores with more strongly carnivorous tendencies than Homo sapiens.

The sentient software reined itself in. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to get carried away. ” Andrew seized on that last point. “Yes, so did I. And now, as I’ve told you, he’s dead by his own hand. I’m trying to find out what drove him to that—now more than ever, since what you’ve told me makes me even more certain that it’s somehow tied into Valdes’s ambitions, in addition to being connected to the Black Wolf Society. Can’t you tell me anything else that might help me? ” The virtual brow of Ben Roark furrowed as the software scanned data.

He’d had more time than she for doing some very hard thinking. But she recovered quickly, which he knew shouldn’t surprise him. He sometimes had to remind himself that in her youth his mother had been involved in intelligence work. One such operation had left her, by the human medical definition of the time, dead. It had been the beginning of her association with Svyatog, who had been responsible for both her death and her rebirth. “Now I understand why you didn’t leave this where it was, and why you don‘t turn it over to the Internal Investigations Division now,” she said levelly.

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