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CAT: Street Punk, Psion, Telepath, Survivor. . .

Kidnapped by an interstellar corporation and dragged to Earth, Cat is forced to use his skills to protect those he most hates, those who most hate him . . . .

The taMings. A cyber-augmented, DNA-incestuous clan of such wealth and power that their family arguments change the destiny of worlds. Now one taMing is a killer's target. But which? And who would dare?

Seeking answers, Cat finds lies and savagery, passion and atrocity--trails that lead from crystal valleys to clubs for silver-skinned beauties. From the homicidal enclaves of drug kings to a fanatic's pulpit. From the halls of the Assembly to a cyberspace hell. Seeking assassins, Cat discovers a mystery that could cost him his future. His sanity. His life.

Because Cat is no longer a bodyguard . . .

He's bait.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 25mm | 481g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765303418
  • 9780765303417
  • 1,157,634

Review quote

"First-rate suspense! One of the top science fiction books of the year." --Seattle Times/Post-Intelligencer

"Intense, fast-paced intrigue." --Locus

"Joan Vinge makes a welcome return to large-scale science fiction . . . a well-told, entertaining tale." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Outstanding." --C. J. Cherryh
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About Joan D Vinge

Joan D. Vinge has won two Hugo Awards, one for her novel The Snow Queen. Author of ten novels and a number of film adaptations, her books have been bestsellers here and abroad. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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2,000 ratings
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4 36% (723)
3 20% (400)
2 4% (75)
1 0% (8)
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