By S. K. Dunstall
As the Linesman sequence keeps, linesman Ean Lambert reveals himself dealing with an ufo he doesn't understand—and a terrifying political possibility he can't fight...
The strains. The soul of each send. It was concept there have been basically ten, yet that was once earlier than an alien vessel seemed on the fringe of space—before Ean Lambert heard extra strains making a song. Ean's methods of speaking with traces is unusual. yet his skills make him a worthy tool—or weapon—to command.
Captain Selma Kari Wang has misplaced everything—her send, her group, her legs. however the New Alliance of Worlds isn't really performed together with her but. when they rebuild her damaged physique, they ship her to captain one of many new alien ships, teaming her up with Ean, the one person who can comprehend the alien lines.
Kari Wang and Ean are poised at the threshold of discoveries that may switch the realm. yet no longer all people wishes the recent Alliance to regulate the secrets and techniques they uncover—and those that oppose won't hesitate to do no matter what it takes to forestall them...
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The scent of cooking spices, wafted on the warm night air, reminded him he hadn't eaten since noon. Half a kilometre ahead, Nazruddin's faulty, flickering neon promised ice-cold Blue Mountain beer. He was tempted, but he knew that one beer would turn in to three, and he'd be late meeting Kapinsky, and then late home... And Sukara, in her present condition, wasn't likely to be too forgiving. He caught a dropchute to Level Two, crammed into the cage with a gaggle of near-naked, ash-coated sadhu mendicants.
Life with Sukara had made him even less materialistic than of old, and the reminder that for so many citizens what mattered was the pursuit of wealth and possessions he found dispiriting. He smiled as he stepped from the balcony and shut the sliding glass door behind him. He'd just accepted an extravagantly paid job and taken the lease on a luxurious new apartment. He wondered if he was as shallow as those around him. He found the answer later that evening, when he and Sukara had eaten a sublime dhal and aloo masala.