The Perfumed Planet(1973)
(Flight to Terror)
(The second book in the Barclay series)
A novel by Michael Elder
"He could have died mad, too."..... "Ten years cooped up in that ship would test the strongest mentality, no matter how careful they psychological screening was before they left Earth. Then to crash at the end of the journey, just when you're in sight of safety, and see most of your colleagues burned to death wouldn't help those who survived." She spoke levelly and without emotion, and Susan could see that privately she was thinking that perhaps her parents were the lucky ones if they died cleanly in the fire, and hadn't been left to face a slow, lingering death on a strange planet with a few colleagues and little in the way of equipment to start a new life. Yes, maybe the survivors were the ones who needed pity most.
Used availability for Michael Elder's The Perfumed Planet
May 1973 : UK Hardback
January 1973 : USA Mass Market Paperback