|Orbit paperback, 1977. Cover painting by Josh Kirby.|
"A DAZZLING EPIC OF THE FAR FUTURE FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE FOREVER WAR
When sensors detect the presence of alien intelligence in the region of the star Achernar, a team of 'Tamers' is sent to investigate. They are never seen again. Another small team, the elite of the Tamer agency, is ordered out, primed with every defensive and offensive weapon the technology of earth can devise. What they find looks harmless enough at first, but develops into the most hideous confrontation mankind will ever have to endure."