Testing his decision to become a travelling agent of the Circle of Thales, Rene Laurent accepts two training missions - one to beautiful Shiraz, another one to the thousand island planet of Gui Lin. Compared to his adventures with Brother Riccardo, merely copying reports of a local werewolf sighting and fetching a book from a remote island estate sure sounds harmless enough.
But things are never as simple as they appear, and while figuring out how to navigate the wildly diverse cultures of the Virasana Empire, Rene gets to explore himself and his psionic powers. He realises that his powers aren't as benign as he thought them to be, and that it is indeed a very fine line separating man from monster...
'Red Claws, Blue Ink' is a colourful space opera adventure, a coming-of-age travelogue and the second book in the 'Doctor Laurent' series.