Author: The Cicada
In the year 2450, Earth, having survived war, famine and environmental disaster, is finally at peace, and is governed by the World Federation of Nations, dedicated to restoring the planetís fragile ecosystems. At a principal research site in Melbourne, Australia, and at four similar facilities, scientists are assaulted and vital data stolen. When violent murder impacts upon the course of events, Federation investigators realise they are dealing with a dark conspiracy that stretches across the globe. They enlist the support of the scientists and their sometimes capricious cats; mysterious creatures bred in special centres.