The Pride of Chanur Author:C.J. Cherryh The back cover reads: — No one at Meetpoint Station had ever seen a creature like the Outsider. Naked-hided, blunt-toothed and blunt-fingered. Tully was the sole surviving member of his company-a communicative, spacefaring species hitherto unknown-and he was prisoner of his discoverer/captors the sadistic, treacherous kif, until his escape onto... more » the hani ship THE PRIDE OF CHANUR.
Little did he know when he threw himself upon the mercy of THE PRIDE and her crew that he put the entire hani species in jeoparady and imperiled the peace of the Compact itself. For the information this fugitive held could be the ruin or glory of any of the species at Meetpoint Station.
The inside cover reads:
"I understand why you're careful about questions about where you come from. But I'll lay odds your space is near the kif-you just listen to me. I think your ship got among kif, and now they know there's a spacefaring species near their territories, either one they can take from-or one they're desperately afraid is a danger to them. I don't know which you are. But that's what the dif wanted with you, I'm betting-to know more about you. And you know that. And you're reluctant to talk to us either."
Tully sat unmoving for a moment. "My species is human." She caught the word from his own speech.