The Skyracos are called for disaster relief at an Eternum mine on the planet Claous. Eternium is a highly sought mineral promising the lure of immortality to those who can pay the price. Its production is halted when a strange disease overtakes the serf-like miners and infects their colony.
The author has a way of breeding suspense and creating multifaceted characters through layers of frustrations and sharp curves. The story employs a sudden unstable suspense using countdowns and other diversions. I would recommend it to people who like their pulp studded with Brazil-like floors of ignorant bureaucracy and heroes that have no choice but to go against the code for the cause. Which code of conduct will be up to you, the reader, to observe and figure out!
[5 of 5 Stars!]