In the teeming metropolis of Kuzdrohna, Detective Rolkahr Dholztra handles the usual run of petty crime, murder and mayhem without batting a multifaceted eye. Lately, however, his biggest concern is a growing pest problem.
On a planet inhabited by sentient insectoids, the fifty thousand survivors of a failed human invasion have no regard for the law. Abandoned by their own commanders in a last-minute retreat, the humans survive by scavenging and theft. From random acts of vandalism to meticulously planned heists, theyíve become a major social issue.
But after a massive explosion demolishes an entire city block, itís clear this ragged band of ex-commandos is under new leadership. As SWARM and the HCBI gear up for a counter-offensive, the involvement of the lizard-like Belanthrese raises the spector of interplanetary war.
Soon Rolkahrís dogged pursuit of the case lands him in the middle of a vast political conspiracy, led by a cult-like leader. As a menacing Belanthrese fleet attacks, can the wily detective flip the script — and make a tyrantís strength his own worst enemy?
|1. Those Pesky Humans||5. First Rule of Tyranny? Do the Myth|
|2. Upping the Ante||6. Making a beeline for danger|
|3. A Stinging Rebuke||7. Hive of Evil|
|4. A New World Order?||8. Fighting Nano Š Nano|