His rigger teammates suddenly and horribly dead, Gev Garlyle drifted in the Flux, the 'subjective sea' that carried starships at faster-than-light speeds, alone in the ship, Sedora, with a castaway alien.
Only a complete rigger team, meshed in psychic unity could meet the perils of the Flux without disaster, and Sedora was being drawn toward the unthinkable stresses of the Hurricane Flume.
Carlyle needed the catlike alien's help for survival, but the price of that help was a complete merging of minds and memories . . . and Carlyle dreaded that union almost more than death.
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