Take the greatest hunter of a hundred worlds--a man wise to the wiles of beasts and men. Take this professional killer and give him a human target. Take the greatest concentration of brains of a thousand worlds--the Cyclan with its legion of emotionless agents. Take these inhuman monsters and give them a human target. The target for both was Earl Dumarest. But the rule of the hunt was special. Dumarest must be captured but not killed. And the place was extra-special: the Quillian Sector. "The place where space goes mad." The Quillian Sector where Dumarest was searching for lost Terra.