|About the Book|
Alicia Spince is the owner of Star Struck Tours- one of largest site tour companies on the planet Kleberion. When two of her human clients disappear, Alicia, like any upstanding Confederation citizen, reports it to both the Kleberion authorities andMoreAlicia Spince is the owner of Star Struck Tours- one of largest site tour companies on the planet Kleberion. When two of her human clients disappear, Alicia, like any upstanding Confederation citizen, reports it to both the Kleberion authorities and the Terran embassy. She is surprised when neither of them appear interested in pursuing the matter- especially the Terrans, since Earth is on trial for the xenocide of an extra terrestrial species. On the way back to her company, Alicia walks by the office of Sam Leonardi, a human investigator. She gives in to the cliché and hires him to locate her clients.While meeting with one of Leonardi’s contacts, Alicia overhears a conversation between four aliens that refer to Terran animals being shipped to the planet Orhagam. Believing that these sentients may be slavers, Alicia persuades Leonardi to go to Orhagam. At the spaceport, Alicia is briefly detained by Randolph Spaggat, the Terran embassy aide who she first reported the disappearance to. He advises her not to investigate this further. Alicia is now certain she is on the right track and they continue to Orhagam. At the same time, an Earth warship is attacked. Tensions are running high throughout the Confederation and negotiations are underway to end Earth’s trial and prevent a catastrophic civil war.While on Orhagam, they find strange alien devices- some of which lend credence to Alicia’s hypothesis. Spaggat is not far behind. They come to the attention of an alien merchant, Arizzzna, who initially tries to have Alicia and Leonardi killed. Later, he captures Alicia and she learns the horrible secret behind her client’s disappearance. Leonardi and Spaggat, who is in reality a Stellarpol agent, join forces. They scour the Confederation in the hopes of finding Alicia before she suffers her client’s fate.