Author Linda Evans
Published 2002
Appears in: Bolos VI: Cold Steel


The Tersae conflict continues to rage as scientist Bessany Weyman and medicine woman Chilaili struggle to bridge the divide between the two races.

When Alessandra DiMario and her Bolo Mark XXIII SPQ/R-561 Senator discover that the Tersae are no more than biological experiments of another alien race - now being used as disposable soldiers - Bessany's brother-in-law John and his Bolo Rapier must race to prevent the extinction of a race that exists, like the Bolos themselves, to fight for their creators.


In the continuity of the Bolo universe, this is the first - albeit indirect - contact between Humanity and the Melconians.