Search For The Star Stones
by Andre Norton
Cover Artist: Bob Eggleton
Baen Books Mass Market Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781439133378
Date: 09 February 2010 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Introducing two sequential novellas of interstellar adventure: The Zero Stone and Unchartered Stars.
Murdoc Jern's father, an interstellar gem trader, was murdered by outlaw competitors and left behind an odd ring, large enough to fit over the finger of a space suit. With his small companion Eet, a strange feline mutant with phenomenal mental powers, Murdoc soon discovered that the stone in the ring was actually a Zero Stone--an alien device left behind by an ancient vanished race--and it was the key to powers beyond human imagination.
Murdoc and Eet had to solve the secret of the Zero Stone, and very quickly, because very greedy and dangerous people wanted that ring, and wouldn't hesitate at a second murder to obtain it. And Murdoc couldn't count on the patrol for help, because they, too, were pursuing him for reasons of their own. He and Eet were lone players in a game whose outcome could mean life or death, both for them and for billions of others throughout the galaxy.
(Source: Baen Books)