Colonel Pyat dreams and schemes his way from New York to Hollywood, from Cairo to Marrakesh, from cult success to the degradation of sexual degradation, leaving a trail of destruction, both human and mechanical in his wake as he crashes toward an appointment with the worst nightmare of this century.  The third book in the Pyat series, which began with Byzantium Endures and The Laughter of Carthage. Cover art by Andrew Hirniak.