|DAW paperback, 1978. Cover art by Josh Kirby.|
"Of all the colonized galaxy, the Barnum system was the whackiest. Nobody could ever predict what would be likely to happen there, so it was no surprise to newsman Jack Summer when he was sent to check out the King of Laranja East on the planet Peregrine. But surprises were waiting for him anyway in the person of the universe's most lecherous photographer, in the weird claimant to the Starbuck fortune, in the highwaywoman known as the Scarlet Angel, and in the numerous angry catmen, scheming lizardmen, and finally in the person of the wily King Waldo, who alone could bring justice to the land, even though he himself was surely the notorious Phantom of the Fog!"