Along the perimeter of the Cyrillian Protectorate lies the vastness of the Frontier; a zone of the Terran Republic which draws the adventurers, the explorers, the desperate, and the lawless. Lieutenant Daniel Quinn of the Terran Legion is a hard-nosed investigator who once thought he’d seen it all; right up until a brutal series of killings puts him on the trail of a ruthless serial killer whose brutality is as chilling as the alien hieroglyphs he draws in his victim’s blood. The massacre of an interstellar freighter’s entire crew provides a startling connection to the killer; as Quinn realizes a powerful business corporation might be framing a survivor of the massacre, the ship’s pilot Reed Cooper, in hopes of throwing Quinn off the trail. Cooper himself bears a reputation as a dangerously violent man; but Quinn knows he needs to find the pilot if he is to discover the truth.
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