Sandy Mitchell is a pseudonym for British author Alex Stewart, who has been working as a freelance writer for the last couple of decades. He has written science fiction and fantasy, television scripts, comics, and gaming material. His television credits include the BBC's high tech espionage series Bugs.
Pseudo-heroic Imperial Commissar Ciaphas Cain and his unit, the 597th Valhallans, must defend the planet Adumbria from an invasion of the vile forces of Chaos.
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The Traitor's Hand (Ciaphas Cain Series) based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Imperial Guard's Commissar Ciaphas Cain is still trying to avoid any serious action that may get him killed. Yet he keeps finding himself and his gunner, Jurgen, in the worst possible places. This time Cain must also deal with an old classmate, Commissar Tomas Beije. The two were never friends. Beije is still as pig-headed and stupid as always, but his jealousy of Cain's career makes things much worse. .............. Cain's latest mission takes him and his Valhallan regiment to the planet of Adumbria to defend against an approaching Chaos invasion. It soon becomes apparent that a sinister cult has formed and is summoning something so horrible that the entire universe is in peril. ............................ ***** This book is the best of the series thus far! The Adumbria campaign has more going on than the previous two, if that's possible. Readers learn a little more about Jurgen as well (and I am not referring to his overwhelming body odor). There are still footnotes all throughout the book, but unlike the second novel ('Caves of Ice'), there are not too many and I don't believe any of them are pointless this time around. An outstanding story for all! *****