A nuclear attack in the Persian Gulf wrongly implicates Jake Bayard. Everyone seems to be hunting for him.
Bayard flees to Garm, an ice-age world full of sabertooths, dire wolves, mammoths, and Neanderthals. Unfortunately, Institute _Homo habilises _are also there: extraterrestrial, crafty, small, and deadly hominids. They’ve enslaved the Neanderthals to mine for dreaded alibite.
It’s a Spartacus moment for Bayard. The Institute hominids hate him for what he did in the Chaunt System last journey. He’s as good as dead unless he can lead the Neanderthals in a successful slave revolt.
How do you defeat an enemy far smarter than you, more ruthless, and holding all the cards? Bayard is about to show the brainy creeps.
Neanderthal Planet is the fifth tale of a gung-ho Terran taking on the masters of an insidious and ancient alien conspiracy.