Earth is rising in the House of Voltar. And there’ll be hell to pay!
That’s right. The action couldn’t be hotter, and the plot couldn’t be more diabolical.
But the villainous Soltan Gris is no longer telling the tale. Fast forward 100 years: Your new narrator is Monte Pennwell, the greatest investigative journalist and satirist in all of Voltar not to mention the only one.
Murder, blackmail, drugs, psychoanalysis, PR firms, sex-crazed teenyboppers, riots in the streets, women in chains. These are the secret weapons of war—perfected on Earth and imported to Voltar—being exploited by Lombar Hisst, chief of the Coordinated Information Apparatus. His obsession: total domination of the Voltarian Confederacy.
Can anyone stop the madness? Does anyone have the courage and charisma to crash this party?
Enter Royal Officer of the Fleet, Jettero Heller. Dodging Death Battalions and death warrants, he’s racing from Earth to face the challenge. But Hisst has taken Heller’s beautiful sister hostage, and she may be the one who pays the ultimate price of VILLAINY VICTORIOUS.
“A superlative storyteller with total mastery of plot and pacing.” —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.