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Ali has a going trading business with three mules to carry his goods. Okay, it’s not making him rich, but he gets along. He’s also got a good wife, a child, and a beautiful slave girl who actually gets along with his wife. Life should be good.
But there are also the thieves who raid the countryside (and trading caravans) and kill anyone who tries to resist.
Oh — and some visitors from space who have a secret cave in the mountains full of strange items … and diamonds, and a problem they want Ali to solve.
Life can be complicated, but the reward may be tremendous — if Ali can survive.
Main Story: 55,200 words (equivalent to 207 pages in mass market paperback form)
Plus: 11,300 words (42 pages) special additional Close Encounters from Primordial Times to the Present section.
Rated "G" .