By Joan D. Vinge
CAT: road Punk, Psion, Telepath, Survivor. . .
Kidnapped via an interstellar company and dragged to Earth, Cat is compelled to take advantage of his talents to guard these he such a lot hates, those that so much hate him . . . .
The taMings. A cyber-augmented, DNA-incestuous extended family of such wealth and gear that their kin arguments switch the future of worlds. Now one taMing is a killer's goal. yet which? And who might dare?
Seeking solutions, Cat reveals lies and savagery, ardour and atrocity—trails that lead from crystal valleys to golf equipment for silver-skinned beauties. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic's pulpit. From the halls of the meeting to a our on-line world hell. looking assassins, Cat discovers a secret which may price him his destiny. His sanity. His existence.
Because Cat is not any longer a bodyguard . . .
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