The Vastalimi Gambit
Date: December 2013
Duration: 8 hours 42 minutes
At the close of thetwenty-fourth century, a series of revolutions has caused the galaxy to descendinto chaos. With the Galactic Union Army stretched thin, mercenary units havearisen for those who have the need-and the means-to hire them.
Kay, the alien member of the Cutter Force Initiative, hasreturned to her brutal home world of Vast on a mission of mercy. Beforeshe joined the merc team, she was a great healer. And now her skills are sorelyneeded. Hundreds of Vastalimi-including her blood-kin-are mysteriously dying. Butis the plague a work of nature, or is it a bioengineered virus, purposefullyunleashed? Kay and Doc Wink will have to find out the hard way.
With the Cutter Force light-years away, the two find theodds against them-and on a planet like Vast, where violence abounds and life ischeap, they may be facing a foe they can't defeat.