The Terran colony on the planet Darkover faces imminent destruction by a plague of the deadly Trailmen's Fever. The only hope is to develop a serum in time, but this requires the cooperation of the elusive native Trailmen, the brilliant parasitologist Dr. Jay Allison, and his split personality.
This is a great short book. Mark Nelson provides another great reading of a classic sci fi story. The story is pretty straight forward, as the blurb says the Trailmen carry a deadly fever that does not effect them but causes death in humans. But the trailmen are not human, they have different beliefs they behave "strangely", and many humans think them nothing more than animals. Yet the only chance for a cure means that a racist doctor needs to win the help of these elusive violent trailmen.
The story starts out setting the plot and then becomes a journey as the heros of the peice have to win their way to the trailmen, and then win their help and friendship, in order to save the humans on the planet. Along the way will be many trials and tribulations, all of them fun and exciting.
It's good, it's sci fi, download it NOW fool!
Total Score 8/9
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