The Voltarian invaders are getting down and dirty in the deadliest of games. The prize: Planet Earth.
Voltarian Royal Officer Jettero Heller has heart, nerve, and a quick mind on his side. His archenemy Soltan Gris has cunning, ruthlessness, and a devious plan on his. But what neither of them has is money.
Heller’s solution is Atlantic City, where he puts a new spin on gambling while the Atlantic City mafia puts a spin of their own on him.
Gris, on the other hand, has struck gold—if only he could figure out a way to move 12 tons of it. Until then, he’ll just sell his body.
Into this world of dirty money, dirty tricks, and dirty games, the wildest of wild cards is about to change everything. Countess Krak is back—and this voluptuous Voltarian could prove to be the key player in coming to grips with a Fortune of Fear.
“The adventure, colored by broad strokes of satire, is written with a vigor.” —Publishers Weekly
“He breaks all the rules.… The old master has created a new genre and a veritable blockbuster … and moves the art of science fiction into a new realm of entertainment as well as education.” —The Herald
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
L. Ron Hubbard not only broke all the rules but blazed a new literary path when, in August 1981, after less than eight months of writing, he completed the monumental 1.2 million-word bestselling saga Mission Earth. Working with exceptional speed, discipline, and skill, he produced a remarkable interweaving of deftly plotted action, adventure, intrigue, and espionage, all seasoned with scathing social satire.