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Beyond Varallan
This second StarDoc novel takes place primarily on the Jorenian ship the Sunlace after it rescues Cherijo. On the Sunlace she becomes Senior Healer, solves a mystery of who has been murdering Jorenians and tries unsuccessfully to not become entangled with Xonea, Kai's (her beau from StarDoc) brother. Then she is betrayed to her father by her best friend the pilot Dhreen and to the Hsktskt by Duncan, whom she loved, at least sometimes....
Bio Rescue
Bio Research Roc, July 2004, 22.95, 311 pp. ISBN 0451459784 On the planet K-2 the native life form is aquatic/amphibian humanoids but for the most part they need to stay in the water to survive. There is a war going on in the galaxy between the Alliance and the Hsktst in which a brave group of natives have become SEALS (surgically enhanced/ altered life forms); their mission is to patrol their quadrant of the galaxy to make sure the Hsktst don't ...
Blade Dancer
Jory Rusk was a 24 year old professional shockball player on Terra, until it is discovered that her mother was Jorenian and she is deported. (Her Terra is very xenophobic.) She goes to Joren, where her mother is from, and her welcome there is little warmer, until she meets the six other Clan Children of Honor, whose mothers were also raped on a transport and have been living in deplorable conditions on Joren. They all ship off for Blade Dancer school, ...
Endurance (Thriller/Action)
Roc, Jan 2001, 6.99, 407 pp. ISBN: 0451458141 Colonel Shropana led the effort of the Allied League of Worlds to capture Dr. Cherijo Torin. When he threatened to destroy her homeworld of Joren and kill millions to force Cherijo to surrender, she betrayed the Leaguers only to have her husband Duncan Reever betray her to the slave trading Hsktskt. On the spaceship Perpetua, Cherijo is now Duncan's property as he is a “brother” to the Hsk...

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Endurance (Science Fiction)
Roc, Jan 2001, 6.99, 407 pp. ISBN: 0451458141 Colonel Shropana led the effort of the Allied League of Worlds to capture Dr. Cherijo Torin. When he threatened to destroy her homeworld of Joren and kill millions to force Cherijo to surrender, she betrayed the Leaguers only to have her husband Duncan Reever betray her to the slave trading Hsktskt. On the spaceship Perpetua, Cherijo is now Duncan's property as he is a “brother” to the Hsk...
Eternity Row
Roc, Sept 2002, 6.99, 416 pp. ISBN 0451458915 She called him father until the day she learned she was his clone. Dr. Cherijo Torin escaped from him and his experiments on her but the League, of which earth is a member, denied her request for sentient status and instead declared her the property of her creator. Rather than submit to that megalomaniac man, Cherijo escapes and ends up joining the Jorenian alliance. Cherijo is happy aboard the J...
Shockball
Cherijo Grey Veil surgeon extraordinaire and clone has made up with her husband Duncan for his apparent betrayal that kept them both alive on the slave planet Catopsa. Duncan and Cherijo promptly get kidnapped by Dr. Joseph Grey Veil -- Cherijo's dad-- and sent back to Terra, so she can be his lab rat again. Then they get kidnapped from Joe by what appear to be Navajos living traditionally underground who are in fact half-breed human and aliens and some...
Stardoc
Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil is a brilliant surgeon on earth, but she has to get away from her controlling father so she takes a job on Kevarzangia Two's Free Clinic. Earth wants nothing to do with aliens, but they are Cherijo's patients, over 200 kinds of aliens, and she must figure out how to treat them. Also, she must battle the administration and other doctors at the Clinic. The Clinic is chronically understaffed so a virulent plague occurs there too....


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