Jilted by his Royal fiancee, captain Tanner Scott is assigned to Eons and the newly constructed RIM Naval Academy buildings, and the duty is anything but a reward. His days are full of squabbling university professors and construction types all nitpicking for changes to plans and additions and extra and the boredom of detail is a horrible side-effect.
As he learns, there is more to looking after a successful construction project than being at the top of the heap and the machinations of the Issians who run Eons and its mind-readers come to him for help. He knows that the Baroness is somehow also involved, but the openness of the Master Adept and her Inner Circle that controls Eons is what is so surprising to him.
As the Naval Academy is finally ready to open and the heads of state of many of the RIM Confederacy planets arrive, the protesters against the Issians make their play to publicly humiliate the Inner Circle and their own plans to strengthen their ranks via the death of twins and Tanner must find a way to quell the uprising!
©2016 Jim Rudnick (P)2016 Jim Rudnick