THE ISAK WAS SPITTING MAD, ITS BLOODLUST FANNED TO A FRENZY ...
Riker heard someone shriek - just before he fell. As he slid down the wall of the pit, he ducked and rolled.
A bolt of black lightning struck the dirt wall where he'd been, but by then he was on the other side of the pit, trying to get his balance. The isalt didn't waste any time. it whirled and pounced, a slavering, roiling mass of coal black fury - and this time, Riker couldn't scramble fast enough.
The thing was heavier than it looked - the impact knocked the breath out of him. He fell back against the pit wall, wrestling with the isalk, trying to keep its nightmare of a muzzle away from the soft flesh of his throat ....
Dante Maxima Seven -- a world known to its inhabitants as Imprima. A world where Madragi -- huge social/economic entities wealthy beyond compare -- control the fate of millions..
Years ago, William Riker was part of the Starfleet delegation that opened Imprima to the Federation. Now the disappearance of an old friend -- Teller Conlon, who also served on that team -- draws Riker and the Enterprise™ across the galaxy, back to Imprima.
Because the jewel known as Fortune's Light -- one of Madraga Criathis's most priceless possessions -- has been stolen. And Teller Conlon stands accused of its theft. Now Riker must discover the truth behind the disappearance of both his friend and Fortune's Light, no easy task on a world where treachery and intrigue are commonplace...and where even an old friend's embrace may conceal the deadly bite of a dagger's blade.
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