Running from poverty and hopelessness, Ramón Espejo boarded one of the great starships of the mysterious, repulsive Enye. But the new life he found on the far-off planet of São Paulo was no better than the one he abandoned. Then one night his rage and too much alcohol get the better of him. Deadly violence ensues, forcing Ramón to flee into the wilderness.
Mercifully, almost happily alone—far from the loud, bustling hive of humanity that he detests with sociopathic fervor—the luckless prospector is finally free to search for the one rich strike that could make him wealthy. But what he stumbles upon instead is an advanced alien race in hiding: desperate fugitives, like him, on a world not their own. Suddenly in possession of a powerful, dangerous secret and caught up in an extraordinary manhunt on a hostile, unpredictable planet, Ramón must first escape . . . and then, somehow, survive.
And his deadliest enemy is himself.
“Suspenseful and absorbing.”
-Romantic Times BOOKclub (4 stars)
“A remarkably smooth adventure with intriguing psychological underpinnings...suspenseful and unpretentious.”
-San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“This novel provides solid escapism for those who love adventures on strange planets; the detailed descriptions of assorted aliens are especially fascinating.”
-Lansing State Journal
“This is smashing SF—a great manhunt story.”
“[A] tense interspecies battle of wits with tangy atmospherics and a bleak lesson on the meaning of freedom. A.”
“[S]o sharp you have to be careful not to cut your fingers while turning the pages...HUNTER’S RUN is the sort of tense, what’s-gonna-happen-next battle of cultures and wits that keeps you guessing. And, perhaps, rekindles your childhood love of sci-fi.”
-The Star Press (Muncie, Indiana)