By Susan R. Matthews
A promising younger health professional, Andrej Koscuisko has come, with nice reluctance, to check at an army orientation heart adrift in black area. opposed to his will, he'll educate right here to function a "Ship's Inquisitor" -- a vocation that runs counter to his inner most ethical convictions.
During his tenure, Andrej will earn the devotion of his own slave. he'll achieve the grudging appreciate of the Station management. he'll make a dangerous enemy of his fellow pupil. he'll research a daunting fact approximately himself. And finally, he'll be pressured to sacrifice all that he holds dear...
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Some of these were surface creatures, dogs, birds or monkeys. Others petted pale reptilian things from the sewers and tunnels. He had even witnessed two boohooms making love, a spectacle that caused him to quicken his pace, even though Ucko seemed inclined to linger and watch. Once in Ucko's nest, Phaid had managed only the smallest amount of shallow, disturbed sleep. Things constantly scurried and rustled. Somewhere nearby water dripped with a nerve-racking monotony. Ucko snored loudly and even the dog whimpered as it dreamt.
He would have fallen backwards if a rough hand hadn't grabbed his arm. For a second or more he was completely overtaken by confusion and panic. He was being pulled inside a dark building, a voice grunted at him and he found himself staring into the hairy face of a boohoom. The face smiled. 'Come. ' Phaid gave up. The door was swiftly shut behind him. Totally bemused, he let himself be led into the darkness. 5 a jangled, joyless night in the lair of the boohooms', Phaid couldn't help but be awed be the sheer size of the land crawler.
Sure. Take care of yourself, R'Ayla. ' 'Okay. ' He jumped across the small space between the boat and the pier. Straightening up, he took a deep breath. If he could possibly avoid it, he'd never come anywhere near Freeport again. He was on his way back to the bright lights and the big money. Once he got there, he'd make damn sure that he was never forced away again. Phaid shouldered his way through the milling crowds on the waterfront. Once he looked back at R'Ayla. She was busy arguing with an android harbour inspector.
An Exchange of Hostages (Under Jurisdiction, Book 1) by Susan R. Matthews