Cats Out of the Bag
by William Mangieri
Champion of the Empire Herc Tom longs for more interesting times. His wish is fulfilled with the return of the Lost Baastards, a couple of prison breaks, the kidnapping of a Prince, the reappearance of an assassin, an alien invasion, and fifteen different kinds of treachery. Maybe life wasn’t all that boring after all.
“Cats Out of the Bag" is a speculative fiction novelette, 6th in the series.