Four hundred years after winning Secession from the Terran Empire, the
star system Accord wants to sign a simple trade treaty on microchip
export tariffs. But if the agreement is so minor, why is Professor
Nathaniel Whaler--top economist at the Ecolitan Institute, and his
world's top commando killer--chosen Accord's Envoy?
Because the Imperial capital is a maddening bureaucracy of sniveling
diplomats, high profile figureheads, powers behind the throne, and
spies--everywhere, spies....Because the Envoy has to face red tape,
politics, prejudice--and a gauntlet of kidnappers, assassins, snipers,
Because some Ministry--but which?--doesn't want the treaty. Because some
in the Empire still blame Accord for Earth's poisoning and the defection
of fifty star systems after the war between Imperial nuclear might and
Ecolitan bio-ecological weaponry. A hidden cabal wants to fight the war
again--even if, this time, the entire galaxy dies.
And only Nathaniel Whaler, the Ecologic Envoy, has the power to stop the
catastrophe. -- Amazon.com