The Gap Into Conflict The Real Story Author:Stephen Donaldson Stephen R Donaldson's THE CHRONICLES OF THOMAS COVENANT is one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of our time, with penetrating insight into the darkest secrets of the human soul. Now Donaldson turns his story-telling mastery to an intense new five-volume series of the far future beginning with...THE GAP INTO CONFLICT; THE REAL STORY. — Angus... more » Thermopyle was an ore pirate and a murderer; even the most disreputable asteroid pilots of Delta Sector stayed out of his way. They muttered that everyone who had gotten close to Thermopyle had ended up dead--or in the lockup. But when he arrived at Mallorys Bar & Sleep with a gorgeous woman by his side, the regulars had to take notice. She was too beautiful, too obviously from a different class. Her name was Morn Hyland, and she had been a police officer--until she showed up with Thermopyle.
One person in Mallorys Bar wasn't frightened. Nick Soccorso had his own ship, a sleek frigate fitted for deep space. He had a reputation as a bold pirate, but not a bloodthirsty one. And he had the kind of charisma that made men follow him and women want him. Only the scars beneath his eyes--brutal knife cuts that darkened when his blood rose--indicated that he's even know defeat. You could almost feel the tension when he first saw Morn Hyland.
Everyone knew that Thermopyle and Succorso were on a collision course....« less