By Katherine Allred
A Genetically Engineered individual and self-proclaimed "party girl," Echo Adams loves her diplomatic activity exciting alien bigwigs for the Galactic Federation. however the Bureau of Alien Affairs has stumbled on she's even more than she thinks-that a rogue scientist endowed her with abilities and psi skills dwarfing these of universal GEPs. And by surprise Echo's luxurious existence is over, changed with a much more harmful one: a distinct agent anticipated not to simply chase undesirable men, yet get rid of them.
Echo's hates being caught on Madrea-a planet of technophobes off limits to Federation visitors-hunting for a stolen quartz crystal with a robust alien lifeform embedded inside of. She despises the Bureau's restrictive rules-especially the only caution her clear of the dangerously seductive Commander of the King's Forces. And if she doesn't tips on how to use her alleged super-psi powers quickly, her partying days-in truth all of her days-will be over for reliable.
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His ex-mistress sang cantatas at the local church, if that's the proper term. In those days I had quite an ear for music and would frequently go to these things (taking care to dodge the collection box, of course). I rather enjoyed hearing her sing and the audience seemed to absorb it politely enough. I thought at the time that her morals didn't quite suit the surroundings, but Mortenson said they made allowances for sopranos. So I consulted Azazel. He was quite willing to help; none of this nonsense, you know, of demanding my soul in exchange.
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Close Contact (Alien Affairs, Book 2) by Katherine Allred