Matthew Wade had been a coord, one of the mysterious chosen ones, who through powers unknown to the rest of mankind, ruled the galaxy. But Wade fled from the overwhelming responsibility and went into hiding. On the symb-scocket circuit.
The symb-socketeers were migrant workers of the galaxy. Travelling from planet to planet, they worked for play and played for a living. Matthew Wade adopted this freewheeling, ever changing life hoping to evade the bailiffs of Altimus, the home planet of the coords, knowing that they would never rest until they had tracked down the renegade.
And then Wade took service on the planet of Ashramdrego, and was faced with the most important decision of his life - would he let an entire planet be destroyed rather than reveal his true identity?
1st Edition, ACE 1972 172pgs