He killed 11 million men in the death camps of Pilor IX
during the brief reign of the mad Emperor Justacious. He killed 17 million men
on Boriga II in a manner that made the gas ovens of ancient Earth and its Reich
seem compassionate. He killed 5 million women and children on New Rhodesia. He
killed 3,017 men on Cambria III, each in a different way. He invented torture
devices that even Spica VI, which was in revolt against the Republic, would not
No photograph, holograph, or videodisc of him is known to
exist. He has never been fingerprinted. There is no voice or retina
identification pattern on him in any computer. He has no bank account on any
world, no financial or property holdings that anyone has been able to trace.
His planet of origin is unknown. Many men have served him; all but seven are
dead, and none of those seven have ever seen him.
He is a fugitive.
His name is Conrad Bland and he is, for the moment, safe.
But someone has sent an assassin to find him—and end him.
Chief Detective John Sable is caught between his badge
and his conscience as the two most famous executioners of all time prepare to
do battle in his territory. Download and start listening now!