|Arrow SF paperback, 1976. Cover painting by David Bergen.|
"EARTH'S ELITE - OR ITS OUTCASTS?
For a selected, genetically-fitted few among the teeming millions of the twenty-first century, to become a messenger for the hulm institute is to escape the prison that is life, that is earth.
A MESSENGER IS NOBLE!
A MESSENGER IS ONE OF THE CHOSEN.
A MESSENGER IS A FORERUNNER OF A TIME IN WHICH FEAR AND DISEASE WILL DISAPPEAR FOR EVER.
And inside a messenger's head is murder, impotence and despair."