Night Train to Rigel

Night Train to Rigel

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Baker & Taylor
When the Quadrail transportation system that connects the galaxy's worlds is threatened by a dangerous military force and a race of addictive coral producers, unemployed investigator Compton is enlisted to prevent the system's takeover, an assignment with links to a far-reaching conspiracy. By the author of The Green and the Gray.

McMillan Palgrave
Fast-paced, suspenseful space adventure by a master of military hard science fiction

It all starts when a man comes to deliver a message to Frank Compton--only to fall dead at his feet. What follows is a suspenseful thriller that only Timothy Zahn, a master of hard SF adventure, could have written.

More than two hundred years from now, the Quadrail transportation system run by the enigmatic Spiders connects civilizations throughout the galaxy. But someone is threatening the entire system and the worlds it serves with a military force that could wreak interstellar havoc. Worse yet, a more subtle and sinister threat lurks: the Modhri, whose unique coral is prized throughout the galaxy, but which has properties that may create addiction--or worse. Compton, a sharp investigator, lost his job with Earth's security forces when he exposed a corrupt scheme that had roots in high places. Enlisted by the Spiders to find out who's trying to take over the Quadrail, he's got his hands full, because he's got beings of many races gunning for him to keep him from discovering a far-flung conspiracy that could destroy every civilization in the galaxy.

The result is one of Zahn's most memorable and compelling novels in years.


Holtzbrinck
Fast-paced, suspenseful space adventure by a master of military hard science fiction

It all starts when a man comes to deliver a message to Frank Compton--only to fall dead at his feet. What follows is a suspenseful thriller that only Timothy Zahn, a master of hard SF adventure, could have written.

More than two hundred years from now, the Quadrail transportation system run by the enigmatic Spiders connects civilizations throughout the galaxy. But someone is threatening the entire system and the worlds it serves with a military force that could wreak interstellar havoc. Worse yet, a more subtle and sinister threat lurks: the Modhri, whose unique coral is prized throughout the galaxy, but which has properties that may create addiction--or worse. Compton, a sharp investigator, lost his job with Earth's security forces when he exposed a corrupt scheme that had roots in high places. Enlisted by the Spiders to find out who's trying to take over the Quadrail, he's got his hands full, because he's got beings of many races gunning for him to keep him from discovering a far-flung conspiracy that could destroy every civilization in the galaxy.

The result is one of Zahn's most memorable and compelling novels in years.


Blackwell North Amer
It all starts when a man comes to deliver a message to former government agent Frank Compton - then falls dead at his feet. The message is a summons from the Spiders - enigmatic aliens that are part organic and part machine - who run the Quadrail, a remarkable transportation system that connects civilizations throughout the galaxy. Their message: Someone is preparing to attack the entire network and the worlds it serves with battleships smuggled through the Quadrail - something that should be impossible to do. They need Compton, with his sharp skills of observation and military training, to find the elusive enemy whose nature is a complete mystery.
As he gets closer to unraveling the unknown, Compton gets the growing feeling that he is in danger from all directions - from those preventing him from uncovering the far-flung conspiracy, from enemies suddenly appearing out of his past, and from the addictive, powerful force behind the scheme to destroy every civilization in the galaxy.

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& Taylor

When the Quadrail transportation system that connects the galaxy's worlds is threatened by a dangerous military force and a race of addictive coral producers, unemployed investigator Compton is enlisted to prevent the system's takeover.

Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2005.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765307163
0765307162
Characteristics: 349 pages ; 22 cm

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