Terl is the Psychlo
security chief on a planet without insecuritiesEarth.
It had been a gut blow to Terl when he was ordered to Earth.
He was only 39 when he was appointed and he'd just received
word that his tour of duty had been extendedwith no
mention of relief.
Terrified at the vision of a 190-year-old Terl tottering
around on this same planet, he realizes that such questionable
fates require actionbig action. And that is just what
Terl does, devising a plan to get himself back to his home
planeta wealthy Psychlo.
To succeed, he must find and teach humans to run Psychlo
mining equipment under the guise of cutting down personnel
costs while preventing the head of the planet and the other
Psychlos at the
minesite from discovering his true motives.
Setting things in motion, Terl captures the human Jonnie
Goodboy Tyler, forcing him to lead other humans in the
mining projectand to keep him in check he imprisons
his girlfriend, Chrissie,
and her younger sister, Pattie,
keeping them locked in a cage, under threat of death if Jonnie
does not cooperate.
Fully versed in the arts of deception, Terl uses every means
of extortion, blackmail and villainy he needs to push forward
his plans of personal wealth and power.
But unbeknownst to Terl, he has set in motion actions that
will affect the entire galaxyand made a deadly enemy
of the only man who would ever really be a threat to himJonnie