In the far distant future, mankind has colonized so many
planets in so many galaxies that humanity is beginning to
mutate. On earth many areas are radioactive and the poor
sell their children into slavery. Eduardo Sabat was once a
slave of the criminal Feullier Corporation but his
slaveband went inactive when the company's computers were
destroyed. He is now a registered mercenary who has been
hired to do a search and rescue operation.
The son of the Hithian's Autarch has been arrested on the
planet Quele, held captive by the religious priest who will
kill him for not worshipping their pagan gods. Sabat, who
has worked as a tomb raider in Godcountry, is invaluable to
the team for few know how to survive in that area. Getting
into Godcountry proves almost impossible because enemies
both known and those hidden in shadows try to stop him.
That seems as easy as 1 2 3 when compared to escaping from
the ruling theocracy that wants Sabat dead.
GODCOUNTRY is an action packed science fiction thriller
that would make a dynamite movie in the tradition of Star
Trek and Star Wars. The protagonist of this novel has done
and seen a lot of horrible things as a slave but he learns
that being free comes with its own set of responsibilities
because he has to please an even harder task masker:
Eduardo Sabat, corporate slave, is accidentally freed when
his company's main computer is destroyed. He accepts a
search and rescue job in planet Quele's Godcountry Preserve
where he once served his company as a professional tomb
robber. Before he departs, his estranged artist wife is
murdered and he suspects Maureen, his first love and also a
former slave. On Quele, he and Maureen stalk one another as
she leads a rival expedition into the forbidden preserve. He
asks himself -- does he hate, love, or pity her? And is she
the murderer or not?