Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds(1985)
(A book in the Hobart Floyt and Alacrity Fitzhugh series)
A novel by Brian Daley
Mankind was beginning its third leap into the Galaxy, but Old Earth had so long kept to herself that her people were unable to travel safely among the rough-and-tumble cultures that had evolved on distant worlds. That annoyed Earth's rulers, for Hobart Floyt--a minor Terran bureaucrat--had been left a mysterious inheritance by the deceased ruler of a small but wealthy interstellar empire. Earth was dirt-poor, and the government wanted Floyt's inheritance; but to collect it, Floyt would have to travel to the Reading of the Will . . . many light-years away!
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Used availability for Brian Daley's Requiem for a Ruler of Worlds
May 2016 : Paperback
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September 1989 : UK Paperback
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