Novel Books, Nov 2002, 202 pp.
In the far distant future, mankind has colonized so many planets in so many galaxies that humanity is beginning to mutate. On earth many areas are radioactive and the poor sell their children into slavery. Eduardo Sabat was once a slave of the criminal Feullier Corporation but his slaveband went inactive when the company's computers were destroyed. He is now a registered mercenary who has been hired to do a search and rescue operation.
The son of the Hithian's Autarch has been arrested on the planet Quele, held captive by the religious priest who will kill him for not worshipping their pagan gods. Sabat, who has worked as a tomb raider in Godcountry, is invaluable to the team for few know how to survive in that area. Getting into Godcountry proves almost impossible because enemies both known and those hidden in shadows try to stop him. That seems as easy as 1 2 3 when compared to escaping from the ruling theocracy that wants Sabat dead.
GODCOUNTRY is an action packed science fiction thriller that would make a dynamite movie in the tradition of Star Trek and Star Wars. The protagonist of this novel has done and seen a lot of horrible things as a slave but he learns that being free comes with its own set of responsibilities because he has to please an even harder task masker: himself.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner