By S. L. Viehl
NINTH within the "CONTINUOUSLY superb AND DEVIOUSLY WRITEN" SERIES
Genetically engineered interstellar health professional Dr. Cherijo Torin, her husband Duncan Reever, and a handpicked team trip to the planet oKia to find a wierd black mineral that's the resource of an intergalactic epidemic. while one of many staff contributors turns into contaminated, his physique slowly starts off to crystallize. whereas Cherijo races to save lots of the workforce member, mercenaries arrive within the oKia approach, in need of Cherijo's genes—and her close to immortality. it is going to take all of her skills to elude the mercenaries and become aware of the black crystal's secrets and techniques sooner than it's too past due.
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While other groups engaged local defenses, Ranji’s simply raced out over the flat plains, bypassing enemy positions on several occasions. They were heading for the high country, their target the communications and information center for the most heavily populated portion of the planet. Despite the speed of their advance there was some question as to whether they would even get into position to attack. Within a day of their touchdown, enemy opposition had stiffened to the point of wiping out several assault groups, and Command was forced to consider calling a quick retreat off-world.
Don’t worry, honored teacher,” said an enthusiastic Bielon. ” Murmurs of agreement rose from those around her. ” came a question from the back row. ” Yes,” said another. “How do they differ from what we have encountered so far? “ “Strategically we do not know what to expect, ” Kouuad explained. “Their tactics are unpredictable. That has been one of their greatest strengths, as it has been one of yours. They are famous improvisers, swift and decisive. Those of you who are squad leaders will therefore accrue additional burdens in the field.
As for Ranji, he burned with anticipation. Suddenly there were no more teams to defeat, no more bedazzled opponents to overwhelm and intimidate. Ranji and his friends had reached the summit of achievement: the planetary finals for their age cluster. Of the hundreds of squads that had entered in hopes of being declared undisputed strategic champions, only the team from KizzmatTownship stood in the way of Ranji and his friends. Mysterious, enigmatic Kizzmat, from over the Massmari mountains. Kizzmat, who in defeating one competitor after another had demonstrated skills and swiftness equal to Ranji’s own.