A customer said, "n this book, Quin Hamly, a sorcerer, infiltrates the high-tech worlds of Network to locate the family of two Network refugees that escaped to Serii. He must also assess the threat that Network may pose to his home world. The author has written other books in the Network/Consortium setting, but this is the third involving two of the main characters and my personal favorites, Rhianna and Kaedric. Quin is guided and monitored by Rhianna, the "Infortiare", by tradition, an office occupied by the most powerful sorcerer currently living. They are "aided" by Kaedric, Rhianna's husband and the most powerful and dangerous sorcerer not-quite-living; a former Infortiare until his "death". Meanwhile, Rhianna is also dealing with dissent among the wizard rank and file. The wizards, a notoriously fractious and uncooperative group, are the planet's primary line of defense against a possible Network threat.
March 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback