|Penguin SF paperback, 1974 reprint. Cover illustration by|
"'It's lucky for the world i'm willing to stop at one murder. Together we could rape the universe.'
Ben Reich, head of Monarch utilities and resources, risks everything in a last-ditch take-over bid for the massive D'Courtney Cartel. When it fails only murder, blackmail and bribery are left.
So Reich sets himself against the whole sophisticated paraphernalia of twenty-fourth century crime fighting, conducted by the peepers - trained telepathists with a strict code of ethics. And even if he can find a bent peeper, there's still the ultimate penalty if he fails - Demolition."