Classic Frank Herbert Sci-fi!
Dosadi is an artificially populated planet with a dark, dark secret. Jorg X. McKie, who was introduced in a companion novel \"Whipping Star\" is sent to investigate the goings-on on Dosadi, an assignment that could very well lead to his destruction.
Dosadi is a toxic planet, where survivors live either in an overpopulated fortress of a city and survive on their wits, or struggle to live on the poisonous Rim, where the very soil and plants are enemies. The people of Dosadi are tough indeed, but they are a lot more than just tough survivors. They hold a desperate secret that could upset the balance of the rest of the galaxy.
McKie\'s struggle to survive and to discover Dosadi\'s secrets make for a really exciting tale. The characters are vivid, creative (all kinds of sentient species) and very interesting. If you love good science fiction, this is a must-read.
This book was the sequel to Whipping Star. Unfortunately, it didn't captivate me as much as Whipping Star, and since it was longer, it made it a little harder to rate as high as Whipping Star.