Captain Ecurba is nearly killed by an enraged Niv bodyguard whose apparent death starts an investigation into a plan to imprision Ceti Cats to harness their unique abilities to cross objects across interstellar space distances. While Ecurba continues his search on planet Deepstrike for the Cat Penning facilities, fifty light years away on Cape Of Velvet Captain Xiu-Li Chen starts on the trail of the Niv mastermind responsible.
What they discover is an atypical weapon capbable of killing all seventy eight billion Qet living in the Qet Sphere, with nothing available to counter its effects if launched.
Not only must Ecurba save the Ceti Cats again, he must destroy the weapon and save the Qet – starting with his wife, Qet-Sia Pathfinder. Meanwhile, Xiu-Li Chen must figure out how to infiltrate an armed compound full of hostile Niv mercenaries and confront the malevolent Dr.Lugubrious Dirge before he can launch his attack on the Qet Sphere. Book 8 of the Spacer Series.