The universe is a dangerous place, a fact violently brought home to Frank Compton for perhaps the thousandth time when a stranger delivering a message dies right in front of him. An operative for Western Alliance Intelligence until his whistle-blowing activities got him fired, Compton is now being sought out by the Spiders, the robotic alien beings responsible for the upkeep and operation of the Quadrail transportation system, which connects the galaxyÃ¢ÂÂs twelve inhabited empires. The discovery of a sinister plot to use the Quadrail for ill has brought the Spiders to ComptonÃ¢ÂÂfor only someone possessing the former agentÃ¢ÂÂs unique skills can stop the scheme for good.
But when Compton leaves Earth behindÃ¢ÂÂjoining forces with Bayta, the SpidersÃ¢ÂÂ beautiful, half-human representative aboard the QuadrailÃ¢ÂÂthe terrifying scope of a vast, galaxy-wide conspiracy begins to reveal itself. Targeted on all sides by alien assassins of every shape and species, Compton and his enigmatic new partner are suddenly in a race against a clock ticking down to an irreversible doomsday, one in which the galactic night train will derail, carrying all members of humanity screaming to their deaths.
The first in the Quadrail series from the Hugo AwardÃ¢ÂÂwinning author of Blackcollar and many New York TimesÃ¢ÂÂbestselling Star Wars novels, Night Train to Rigel is an action-packed Ã¢ÂÂgreat readÃ¢ÂÂ (Booklist).
About: 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.
About: 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.