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The Third Lynx

Quadrail (Volume 2)

Timothy Zahn

Tor Science Fiction

Former government agent Frank Compton foiled a plot to enslave the galaxy in Night Train to Rigel. But the Modhri, an ancient telepathically linked intelligence, has walkers, unwilling hosts that can be anywhere, anything…and anyone. And Compton is the only man who knows how to fight them, as they wage a secret war against the galactic civilizations linked by the Quadrail, the only means of intra-galactic transit.
 
Accompanied by Bayta, a woman with strange ties to the robot-like Spiders who run the Quadrail, and dogged by special agent Morse who suspects him of murder, Compton races the Modhri from station to station to acquire a set of valuable sculptures from a long-dead civilization. What the Modhri wants with them is anybody’s guess, but if Compton can’t outwit it, the whole galaxy will find out the hard way.

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Chapter 1 From the Stars’ End sector of the Filiaelian Assembly to the Darmisfar colony worlds of the Bellidosh Estates-General, the one thing everyone in the galaxy agrees on is that the best thing about traveling between the stars via Quadrail is the food. The Spiders who operate the vast system of trains and Tubes and stations have made a point of seeking out the very best recipes and cuisine from each of the twelve star-spanning civilizations and making them available for their passengers’ enjoyment. It’s like visiting the Alien Quarter of any of a thousand cities, only
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“Hang on! Hugo-winner Zahn takes off on a rip-roaring interstellar train ride with hard-boiled hero Frank Compton…tough-guy PI fiction and characters straight out of Dick Tracy make this night train a juicily familiar joyride.” —Publishers Weekly on Night Train to Rigel
 
“An inventive plot…Zahn’s strength is hard science fiction, and he excels at technical description. The comic-book-like nonstop action will attract fans of the genre.” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Night Train to Rigel
 
“Zahn plays out his suspense as deftly as always, building a tense situation and ultimately defusing it in believable and pleasing ways.” —Locus on Manta’s Gift
 
“Zahn paints every futuristic detail with gleamy realism and mock-scientific dialogue that streams with starship hardware and military trooper talk. Immensely appealing.” —Kirkus Reviews on Angelmass
 
“Through in-depth characterization, as well as toothsome scientific and political mysteries, Zahn unfolds an intricate tale of adventure sure to please his many fans.” —Publishers Weekly on Angelmass

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Timothy Zahn

  • Timothy Zahn is the New York Times bestselling and Hugo Award– winning author of more than thirty original science fiction novels and dozens of short stories. Dragon and Thief, in his young-adult Dragonback series, was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. He is the author of more than a half dozen Star Wars novels, including Heir to the Empire, the bestselling Star Wars spin-off novel of all time. He lives in coastal Oregon.
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The Third Lynx

Quadrail

Timothy Zahn

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