More than a century has passed since the disappearance of
the legendary rebel outlaw Santiago, alleged killer of
hundreds of planets and untold number of people. Over the
years the fable of Santiago's feats have grown
exponentially among the Inner Frontier to where he has
become immortal and will one day return.
Minor criminal Danny Briggs accidentally finds a manuscript
of the Black Orpheus that records the deeds of Santiago the
Revolutionary. Realizing what he possesses and the
information the epic poems provide on Santiago, Danny
concludes that the revolutionary outlaw tried to protect
the Inner Frontier from the corruption of the human
Democracy. Danny assumes an alias of Dante Alighieri and
adds new stanzas filled with heroes and villains to the
tome while seeking amongst the toughest outlaws, someone to
become the new Santiago.
Fans of the wild, Wild West in outer space will relish the
sequel to Mike Resnick's SANTIAGO. The adventurous story
line explodes into a faster than the speed of light
thriller once Danny concludes that Santiago was not just a
thief and begins his quest. The support cast that he meets
consists of a wild bunch of eccentrics. Fans of Pecos Bill
in Outer Space will appreciate THE RETURN OF SANTIAGO and
clamor for re-release of the legendary first novel.