The Kif Strike Back - Chanur, Bk 3 Author:C. J. Cherryh Continues the adventures begin in the "The Pride of Chanur" which follows the adventures of a spacefaring race of feline like aliens as they fight with the villainous race called "The Kif".
When the Kif seize Hilfy and Tully, Pyanfar and her shipmates enter into a simple rescue attempt that soon becomes a deadly game of interstellar politics.
This book is the second in an ongoing series following the adventures of spacetraveling race of feline aliens as they battle other alien for trading, political reasons. The first book of the series was called "The Pride of Chanur". One of the feline aliens, Capt Pynar Chanur, rescued Tully, the sole surviving human from Earth's first deep space. Her act of charity has angered her own clan and marked her for death by the evil alien race known as The Kif. Other books in the series included "Chanur's Venture" and "Charnur's Homecoming". According to the author's note, these stories are included into the same universe as "Down Below Station" and "Faded Sun". I have never seen or read any of the other books in this series. I must confess not to having read the entire book, since it was in the Dune type prose,dense plot,plus part of a series that I had not been introduced into-so I was rather lost from the beginning and lost interest from there. Hopefully somebody who is a fan will snag it up.