Malcolm Jaggard is a spy catcher, and a servant of the politicians. He’s hard, tough, and intelligent – and he wants to marry Penny Ashton, a scientist, and the daughter of the scientist George Ashton. Then the Ashtons’ comfortable world is suddenly shattered, and Malcolm is ordered by his politician bosses to protect Ashton. But who is George Ashton? And how do you protect a man who has just disappeared?
Malcolm needs more knowledge, and he can’t get it. So he fights for it. But knowledge is a power, and servants must not have any power. His searching for Ashton has turned into a desperate and violent manhunt, Malcolm has found knowledge. But he also has found himself in the long-running war between scientists and politicians – a war where ‘We have met the enemies, and they have met us.’
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