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Medrix has been appointed as Ambassador to another planet. He takes all his family and entourage as befits his office with him, but the shuttle overheats and they have to land by disconnecting from the main part. The two pilots fly on for help. The others watch them go but are horrified when it blows up. Medrix takes charge and tells them what to do but gets angry with his wife when she says that she has been here before and knows where a settlement is and that it is empty for Helk has told her. He is fed up of hearing about this man and they quarrel about him. She says that he should not have taken over the group there should have been a vote. He arranges a vote and she wins it and becomes the leader. When they get to the settlement there is a message for Medrix saying that he must obey all instructions otherwise they will not have food. He realises that they have been kidnapped. The Chief Elder has been very troubled of late because many people had gone missing and it seemed that the head of this criminal organisation was known as The Leader. But who he is and where he is based no one knows and now it looks as if this man has kidnapped Medrix' group. With Celisia as their leader how will they fare. Only time will tell as the story twists and turns in its journey to unravel the mystery as to who The Leader really is.