"The man who designed the grotesque virus was a genius: twisted, but brilliant. He had contrived a disease that would infect its victims from rift. No wonder the medical world had been baffled. Stan began to discern the pattern. The best simile he could find for what he saw was hooks and eyes. There were thousands of tiny latches. Pain beating at him until he feared he must faint, he looked for a swift way to unzip them. There was none. Each rift-latch had to be undone singly. There was nothing for it but to begin separating them one by one." In the 31st-century, Stan's defiance has landed him on a renegade planet, fighting for his own life and the lives of others. He braves deadly planets, a dire disease, and a crushing addiction in an effort to solve the riddle of the riftstones before ruthless enemies destroy him. The Riftstones is compelling science fiction with a non-stop plot, quirky characters, new technology, space travel, and mysteries of science and the human spirit.