52. TROUBLE ON DINC 27

Tloise vanished while exploring an oasis on Dinc 27.
His wealthy father sends Bea to look for him.

Tloise hired a guide to take him across the desert to the remote oasis on Dinc 27.  The guide returned, but Tloise didn’t.  The guide thought Tloise’s pegasus might have had a fault, so Bea asks Zej 1034, a young expert on pegasuses, to go with her.  They soon discover that Tloise’s disappearance was no accident.

Length : 22 800 words.