Marion Zimmer Bradley
Once a rising star in the intelligence agency of the planet Wolf, Race Cargill has been relegated to a boring desk job for years after a particularly brutal case ended in bloodshed. Will the mysterious portal he has discovered help him regain his former prominence?
Protagonist Bart Steele has big plans for his father's spaceship taxi fleet. He wants to steal the secret of super-fast space travel from an insular race of aliens known as the Lhari—and develops a daring plan to pull it off. Will Steele escape with the secret technology—and his life?