by Robert Appleton
Five murders on an untamed world. Two fugitives on the run. The hunt is on.
Celebrated Omicron detective Ferrix Vaughn is called in to investigate a deadly breach on Hesperidia, a protected planet full of indigenous wildlife. He recruits Jan Corbija, the proprietor of an old safari tour, to help him. But nothing is what it seems in the alien wild, and no one is safe from a galaxy heading for war.