Night Train to Rigel by Timothy Zahn

By Timothy Zahn

HUMANITY'S final desire It starts while a guy gives you a message for former executive agent Frank Compton--only to fall useless at his ft. The message is a summons from the Spiders, the unique and mysterious creatures who run the Quadrail, an immense transportation method connecting civilizations around the galaxy. The Spiders think that somebody or anything is getting ready to assault their whole community and the worlds it serves, via smuggling battleships throughout the Quadrail--something that should still be very unlikely to do. Compton, by way of a gorgeous yet enigmatic agent of the Spiders, is their final wish. simply because not anyone else has been capable of finding the elusive enemy who seeks to enslave the whole galaxy…and Earth is its subsequent goal.

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And I had to admit a certain curiosity as to what a midlevel West-ali officer's rear end was doing in a first-class Quadrail seat. "An extremely poor attempt, Colonel," I told him, stepping through the maze of chairs to an empty one at his side. Swiveling it around to face him, I sat down. " "About the same, or so I hear," he said. "And it's Mr. Applegate now. " I looked significantly around the car. " He shrugged, retrieving a half-full glass from his seat's cup holder. "Debatable. " "How nice for you," I said, keeping my voice neutral.

Thank you," I said. We threaded our way through our fellow travelers toward the indicated door. " Bayta asked in a low voice. "No, of course not," I said. "I was hoping to keep this very unofficial. " "If we don't, we'll be the ones they start looking for," I pointed out. " The door opened to admit us, and we stepped into a short corridor with a single door on either side and one at the far end. The door on the right stood open; deciding that was our cue, I walked over and stepped through. A tall, distinguished-looking Juri seated behind a dark purple desk rose as we entered the room.

We have rights," he muttered, his righteous indignation fading away. "I'm sure you'll have all you're entitled to," I said. " "It was unlocked," the second Halka spoke up. Something seemed to flicker across his eyes "But tell me, Human. " There didn't seem much choice but to trot out my cover story again. "I wanted some information from you," I said. "While we were aboard the Quadrail you mentioned a vacation spot in the Halkavisti Empire, a place with outdoor sports, a magnificent view " And right in the middle of my sentence, the second Halka reached casually up into his sleeve, pulled out an elaborately decorated knife, and lunged at me.

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