by Dick Gillman
A navigational 'accident' finds Ben Grissam marooned around the sea world 'Saline'. He boards an abandoned alien mining vessel where, with the help of the hologram Science Officer, he solves the mystery of the crews disappearance. However, the intrigue continues when the crew's home world Hebros is threatened by the warlike A'rath. Ben must find a way to defeat them in order to save Hebros.