The Resource Night Train to Rigel, (electronic resource)

Night Train to Rigel, (electronic resource)

Label
Night Train to Rigel
Title
Night Train to Rigel
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Zahn
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Language
eng
Summary
A secret agent aboard an intra-galactic "railroad" must derail a sinister scheme to enslave the universe in this nonstop science fiction thriller from Hugo Award-winning author Timothy Zahn The universe is a dangerous place, a fact violently brought home to Frank Compton for perhaps the thousandth time when a stranger delivering a message dies right in front of him. An operative for Western Alliance Intelligence until his whistle-blowing activities got him fired, Compton is now being sought out by the Spiders, the robotic alien beings responsible for the upkeep and operation of the Quadrail transportation system, which connects the galaxy's twelve inhabited empires. The discovery of a sinister plot to use the Quadrail for ill has brought the Spiders to Compton-for only someone possessing the former agent's unique skills can stop the scheme for good. But when Compton leaves Earth behind-joining forces with Bayta, the Spiders' beautiful, half-human representative aboard the Quadrail-the terrifying scope of a vast, galaxy-wide conspiracy begins to reveal itself. Targeted on all sides by alien assassins of every shape and species, Compton and his enigmatic new partner are suddenly in a race against a clock ticking down to an irreversible doomsday, one in which the galactic night train will derail, carrying all members of humanity screaming to their deaths
Member of
Summary
When the Quadrail transportation system that connects the galaxy's worlds is threatened by a dangerous military force and a race of addictive coral producers, unemployed investigator Compton is enlisted to prevent the system's takeover
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139399
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Zahn, Timothy
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
Series statement
Frank Compton series
Series volume
0001
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  • Government investigators
  • Interplanetary voyages
  • Railroad travel
  • Conspiracies
Target audience
adult
Label
Night Train to Rigel, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11552708
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504016407
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11552708
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Night Train to Rigel, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11552708
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781504016407
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11552708
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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