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The Vintages - The Mindguard Saga #2 - cover

The Vintages - The Mindguard Saga #2

Andrei Cherascu

Publisher: Andrei Cherascu

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Summary

Ten years after the doomed mission to Carthan, a terrible disease is turning human Mindguards into a threat to society. The Enforcement Unit, the ruthless, peace-keeping arm of the Interstellar Federation of Common Origin, has outlawed their activity and is keeping them under strict surveillance. 
Forty-seven prototech Mindguards who call themselves the Vintages have fled to the Hando Desert and seized control of the territory's thoughtenhancing drug trade. Under the leadership of the mysterious Jaycen Nemeth, the Vintages are rapidly becoming a danger to the IFCO, bringing them into direct conflict with the Enforcers. As Nemeth's influence grows among the Desert Dwellers, the prospect of a new Mindwar threatens the future of mankind.

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