Stalks an Alien Who Cannot Bear to Kill,
with the Galaxy's Future in the Balance.
Read alsoThrone of Stars
Books 3 and 4 in the New York Times best-selling Empire of Man series: March to the Stars and We Few, both New York Times bestsellers.Prince Roger MacClintock was an heir to the galaxy's Throne of Man and a self-obsessed spoiled young brat—that is, until he and the Royal Marines sent to protect him were stranded…
It's a matter of trust.
For thousands of years the Darhel, a warrior species conditioned to be incapable of killing, manipulated and controlled the human race. Then the humans threw off their yoke and, as humans tend to do, attempted to exterminate them.
Now, for the first time, a Darhel has been assigned to the elite Deep Reconnaissance Team commandos.
Trust, in a small unit, is vital. And there was no trust to be had on either side.
But when the mission encountered an alien device worth more than a king's ransom, it was the humans who betrayed the trust.
Now the despised Darhel must race against the team's sniper to prevent the artifact falling into the wrong hands. The Darhel has empathic powers, superhuman strength and the speed of a cheetah. The sniper has years of experience and enormous ability. The sniper can kill. The Darhel cannot.
The fate of the galaxy and the human race for the next thousand years hangs in the balance and that balance rests on the shoulders of a Darhel.
The Hero has a thousand faces, but is one of them the face of an elf
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