Sunday, 3 June 2012
During this period, Flandry:
has a first encounter with the Merseian agent A'u on the frontier planet Conjumar in the Spican province;
dispatches agents who search, unsuccessfully, for the escaped A'u on nearby planets;
has a first encounter with the Merseian agent Aycharaych in the Betelgeusean system;
infiltrates the Merseian Rhoidunate;
there finds an uninhabited terrestroid planet set aside as an aristocratic hunting preserve where the Terran Navy then builds an advanced base;
has leave on Terra where he spends three months at the Lyonid family's perpetual banquet, then fights a duel;
returns to Spica;
is involved in the conquest of the planet Brae where a clue enables him to track down A'u on the planet Nyanza.
We wish that the Flandry series had provided more such details.