L. E. Modesitts THE ECOLITAN ENIGMA (4.5) comes to paperback this September. Fresh from his triumph in negotiating a new trade agreement with Earth, Ecolitan economist Nathaniel Whaler takes on the even tougher assignment of preventing a new galactic confrontation. The key appears to be the remote colony planet of Artos, but a lot of people dont want him to find out why, much less make the terrible decisions necessary to resolve the crisis. Mr. Modesitt provides the very best in science fictionthrilling adventure viewed through the crucible of the human spirit.
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Melinda Helfer