(With his glared off face glued back into position A dead man's eyes plugged back into his sockets A dead man's heart screwed in under his ribs His tattered guts stitched back into position His shattered brains covered with a steel cowl) He comes forward a step, and a step, and a step--- ---Ted Hughes
We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death, and afraid of each other.
---Ralph Waldo Emerson
To understand a cat, you must prealize that he has his own gifts, his own viewpoint, even his own morality.
---Lillian Jackson Braun
This one's for you, kid. You know who you are.
Someone was after me.
We sat together a while longer, like two friends, watching the day come in.
Kidnapped by an interstellar corporation and dragged to Earth, Cat is forced to use his skills to protect those he most hates, those who most hate him . . . .
The taMings. A cyber-augmented, DNA-incestuous clan of such wealth and power that their family arguments change the destiny of worlds. Now one taMing is a killer's target. But which? And who would dare?
Seeking answers, Cat finds lies and savagery, passion and atrocity--trails that lead from crystal valleys to clubs for silver-skinned beauties. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic's pulpit. From the halls of the Assembly to a cyberspace hell. Seeking assassins, Cat discovers a mystery that could cost him his future. His sanity. His life.
Because Cat is no longer a bodyguard . . .
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:15 -0400)