A plot to take over the galaxy by unscrupulous police officers employing microscopic nanotechnology robots as nerve stimulation reaches a surprisingly explosive climax. The massacre of an entire colony of defenseless settlers by an elite squad of heavily-armed police officers heralds the start of a fiendish conspiracy. Two police officials have devised a plan to gain control of the civilized worlds of the galaxy, and the plundered wealth of the murdered settlers will finance it. As their project nears completion, a rogue pirate crew uncovers the scheme and attempts to foil it. They mount a risky midnight incursion into the enemy camp to sabotage a batch of critical gadgets, but Fate plays an unwelcome card and they are captured. With two lovely pirate girls scheduled to be raffled off for dark delights, the valiant crew struggle against their evil foe right up until the explosive end.
Used availability for Craig Conley's The Policeman's Ball
April 2008 : UK Paperback
January 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition