By Joan D. Vinge
CAT: highway Punk, Psion, Telepath, Survivor. . .
Kidnapped through an interstellar company and dragged to Earth, Cat is pressured to exploit his abilities to guard these he so much hates, those that such a lot hate him . . . .
The taMings. A cyber-augmented, DNA-incestuous extended family of such wealth and gear that their relatives arguments switch the future of worlds. Now one taMing is a killer's aim. yet which? And who may dare?
Seeking solutions, Cat reveals lies and savagery, ardour and atrocity—trails that lead from crystal valleys to golf equipment for silver-skinned beauties. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic's pulpit. From the halls of the meeting to a our on-line world hell. looking assassins, Cat discovers a secret which may fee him his destiny. His sanity. His existence.
Because Cat isn't any longer a bodyguard . . .
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