(From the publisher):
Nathaniel Firstborn Whaler is an Ecolitan, both a teacher and a field agent of the Ecolitan Institute, a man licensed to kill. He represents an institution devoted to reason in a civilized galaxy of contending Empires with dreams of conquest. When he discovers that an obscure backwater planet is becoming the flashpoint for the first interstellar war, he's faced with people trying repeatedly to assassinate him while trying to solve the biggest moral dilemma of his life: how many people is it okay to kill in order to prevent a major war?
Original title: The Ecolitan Enigma
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Opera
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Ecolitan Prime (2003) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: L.E. Modesitt, Jr.