This book is a fast-paced read that leads to an exciting conclusion when a life-form that eats everything gets loose on a populated world.
Interesting to note is that despite this being a Pip and Flinx novel, they are minor characters who don't even appear until at least 1/3 of the way through the book, perform a small, but pivotal action then fade into the background again. It is also unclear as to why they are on this world in particular. There is a hint that Flinx had some idea that he would be needed here but that is never made entirely clear before he is booted to the background after making some vague and veiled comments.
Still, the trio of characters who do take hold of the reins are entertaining and they introduce us to a new alien from the Humanx Commonwealth as well as having the usual suspects, the AAnn, perform their role as foils for the Commonwealth.
Bloodhype was the most dangerous drug in the galaxy. It caused instant addiction, followed by an excruciatingly slow death, and there was no known, or unknown antidote.
It was a killer!
Supposedly the drug had been totally eradicated from the humanx galaxy years ago. At least that's what everyone thought. But somehow, mysteriously, that dreadful substance was back in circulation on Repler and threatening to wreak havoc throughout the known galaxy.