Master of the Guard
by Bruce T. Holmes
Dave Fletcher is selected for the Service, the elite rulers of humankind. He endures the four grueling years of training on Everest, and then commits himself to the total obedience of the Service. He now walks among his fellow citizens as a god, and yet there is a price to be paid. Sometimes you are asked to do the unthinkable. And sometimes it costs you a piece of your soul.