As the Cortras brothers flee for their lives across the desert, they encounter a man that wanders the waste alone. The brothers think he is the heathen terrorist, Ilu Drystani, and hope to collect the reward for the man's arrest.
The stranger joins the Cortras brothers, but he doesn't tell them about the voice following him. One man, suffering amnesia, carries salvation and damnation from the desert.
Outrage, because Captain Kanen became the victim of extortion, or the lack of amphetamine caused the priest's fat hands to quiver. The UnChosen caste called the drug "Ape;" the street name for the stuff that typically turned users into anxious, howling gorillas. But that can never happen to a priest, the upper echelon of the Chosen caste. All the pomp and dignity granted to Kanen's position guarded against tha...