A surprisingly good book by a surprisingly little known author. Wold also writes some of the "V" books.
From cover: Kohltri . . . a deadly outlaw planet where every man, woman and child carries a gun at the hip--a refuge for outcasts, cutthroats and thieves, the hostile planet holds infinite mysteries and endless dangers.
Rikard Braeth had traced his missing father to the strange planet Kohltri. And now from the dark alleys of a vicious city of criminals, to the ancient ruins of a vanished culture, Rikard must follow in his father's footsteps on a deadly quest for a vast fortune. He must face the unspeakable remains of a lost people. He must solve the riddle of the glittering power-charged dragons that stalk the planet, destroying anyone in their path. He must face the terrifying truth of his father's disappearance and the mysterious treasure guarded by misshapen life forms. And if he is to survive, Rikard must learn to kill with razor-sharp speed and accuracy.