Cat's Pawn Author:Leslie Gadallah When violence and illness put a sudden end to Bill Anderson's brief career in space, he found himself stranded on Orion, the homeworld of Talen, the catlike alien who had saved his life. Despite the warm Oriani welcome, Anderson felt lost and lonely among Talen's people. So he made his way to the local spaceport, the only spot on the planet th... more »at drew offworld commerce - alien and human.
At the bustling spaceport, Anderson's talents as a translator got him a job as an all-around errand boy to Steven Black, the local underworld kingpin. Anderson enjoyed the intrigue that came with the job. And by the time he realized just how dirty the job was, it was too late. Galactic peace was at stake - and Anderson was in over his head.
Once again Talen came to Anderson's aid, for Talen had need of his human friend. Between Steven Black and the Oriani, Anderson's life was no longer his own. Especially once he stumbled upon the Orianai's dark secret...« less