A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows Author:Pout Anderson The Terran Empire Was Crumbling... — and it required the remarkable talents of Sir Dominic Flandry, bon vivant and universal troubleshooter, to put the pieces back together. — A hint of trouble and the purchase of an aristocratic slave girl sent Flandry on a quick flight to Diomedes aboard his well-equipped spacer, Hooligan. — Once there, a diaboli... more »cally unorthodox gambit netted Dominic the data he both needed and dreaded to find. As he has suspected, the Diomedean unrest was merely a thin smoke-screen, masking a deadly plan for galaxy-wide insurrection and civil war that could blast the tottering Empire into its component planets, leaving it easy prey for the neighboring Mereian federation.
Time was running out for the Empire, and only Dominic Flandry, half a universe away from the real trouble planet of Dennitzo, had the knowledge to prevent an explosion which could spark the beginning of the end for Terran civilazition.« less