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On a planet far far away, a young veterinarian is drafted into service by his autocratic government. Dr. Cy Berger's family is imprisoned and threatened with torture and death if he doesn't successfully run the first-ever interplanetary veterinary service. His mission is to travel the galaxy, spread goodwill, and offer veterinary services to the inhabitants. He's given a spaceship furnished with the finest medical equipment and lab facilities, and his crew includes one veterinary assistant, one very perceptive AI, and one government agent, a racist, religious zealot. Therein lies the ulterior motive for such lavish expenditures, which have nothing to do with Cy's profession and more to do with espionage in advance of a galactic invasion. As Cy treats a variety of alien life-forms, he builds trust and allies and falls in love, but his top priority is to find a way to free his parents and save the galaxy from impending war.
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Dr. Stephen A. Benjamin was born and raised in New York City. He received his A.B. degree from Brandeis University, and his D.V.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University, and he's a board-certified veterinary pathologist. He has been a university teacher, researcher, and administrator, and is currently Professor Emeritus at Colorado State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. His interests in human and animal health are reflected in most of his short stories and novels. He lives in Colorado with his wife, and enjoys traveling, especially visiting his family, fishing, golf, skiing, cooking, and writing fiction.