By S. L. Viehl
NINTH within the "CONTINUOUSLY spectacular AND DEVIOUSLY WRITEN" SERIES
Genetically engineered interstellar medical professional Dr. Cherijo Torin, her husband Duncan Reever, and a handpicked workforce trip to the planet oKia to find a wierd black mineral that's the resource of an intergalactic epidemic. while one of many staff contributors turns into contaminated, his physique slowly starts off to crystallize. whereas Cherijo races to save lots of the group member, mercenaries arrive within the oKia approach, in need of Cherijo's genes—and her close to immortality. it is going to take all of her talents to elude the mercenaries and become aware of the black crystal's secrets and techniques ahead of it's too past due.
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The panel should have been malfunctioning, or the captain used to be ignoring me, for not anyone replied. “Fine, ClanBrother. i'll pass and locate it myself. ” I walked out and down the hall to the survey lab. The panel was once not secured, and that i opened it to discover one other empty room—this one stripped of all of the particular apparatus Nalek Kalea had put in. The black crystal was once additionally long gone. “Reever? ” i began to move the edge, after which stepped again. The door panel closed in my face. A negative bleakness washed over me as I moved quickly to a different com panel within the hall and tried to sign command. whilst I obtained no reaction, i attempted a moment panel, after which a 3rd, and despatched indications to command, communications, engineering, and the galley. not anyone at the send answered to my indications. That was once whilst I grew to become conscious of the vacancy round me. The send was once approximately to transition; the corridors must have been bustling with staff contributors getting ready for the interdimensional leap. The passages have been as an alternative thoroughly abandoned. in reality, considering that leaving command, I had no longer obvious a unmarried member of the workforce. It used to be as though I have been the one one left on board. I ran to our quarters and located them empty. With shaking palms I crammed a server with water and drank it to ease my tight throat. Sweat had dampened the local clothing I nonetheless wore, and that i made up our minds to alter earlier than I went again to command and demanded a few solutions from my ClanBrother. As I went to retrieve clean clothing from the garage devices in our mattress chamber, I observed Jenner and Juliet snoozing at the finish of our berth. I went to scratch Jenner’s head as he checked out me together with his gigantic blue eyes, after which iced over as I remembered. We had left the cats again on Joren. “No. ” I reached all the way down to grab the cat by way of the throat, and my hand gone through similar to it, inflicting a quick static disruption of the holographic snapshot. I ran to the com panel and initiated a ship-wide sign. “Reever, in case you can listen me, reply. ” I waited a number of seconds and attempted back. “Duncan, this is often an emergency, please reply now. ” Reever didn’t respond to my sign. Neither did someone else. while i tried to depart our quarters, the door panel refused to open. I went to the garage devices the place I stored my clothing and guns and located them empty. The furniture became out to be extra holographic pictures. the one factor the prep unit might produce used to be water. I searched frantically, yet chanced on not anything i may use to safeguard myself. in the course of the viewport I observed the dwindling photograph of oKia, and rested my forehead opposed to the plas. “Duncan,” I whispered. “What have we performed? ” “The door panel opened at the back of me. “Your husband is the following, Dr. gray Veil. ” I whirled round to determine a short-statured, dark-haired Terran and mercenaries maintaining Duncan and Shon, who have been sure and gagged. The Terran held a tool in his hand, and while he pressed a turn on it similar to our quarters at the Sunlace vanished, changed by means of one other, unexpected chamber. “This is a secured cell,” the Terran acknowledged to me. “You should be saved the following in the course of our sojourn.