The Zero Stone Author:Andre Norton A mysterious stone, born of worlds long extinct, is the key to powers unimaginable to man- powers that could enable its owners to control the universe. Murdoc Jern, gem trader, finds that possession of the stone has led to the center of a web of intrigue and murder. — With his companion Eet, an inscrutable feline mutant with phenomenal ESP powers... more », he is hunted through space, coming finally to a long forgotten planet, inhabited by apelike "sniffers". There, facing the predatory sniffers, the antagonistic Patrol and the laser-guns of the Theives' Guild, Murdoc must seek the source of the Zero Stone and bargain for his rights to pursue his destiny as a free man.
Fantasy, man's primitive past, and space-age adventure have been fused to create one of Andre Norton's best novels.« less