Read alsoCode in the Head and The Penal Cluster
Two of Garrett's Best Novelettes! Code in the Head is a delightful science fiction puzzler such as only Randall Garrett can write, and not available from any other publisher. And as an added bonus, read his The Penal Cluster which suggests that tomorrow's technocracy will produce criminals considered too abominable to live on this Earth. But what…
Joan Kendrick, a young sorcerer from the backwoods of Norfolk County, accepts an offer to work for DC’s most notorious crime syndicate, The Shaw Gang, when her family’s home is repossessed. Alex Danfrey, first-year Federal Prohibition Unit trainee with a complicated past and talents of his own, becomes tapped to go undercover and infiltrate the Shaws. When Joan meets Alex at the Shaws’ magic haven, she discovers a confidante in her fellow partner and he begins to fall under her spell. But when a new breed of the addictive sorcerer’s shine is created within the walls of the magic haven, Joan and Alex are forced to question their allegiances as they become pitted against one another in a dangerous, heady game of cat-and-mouse.