To escape her father on Terra (Earth) Dr. Cherijo Grey Veil (a brilliant surgeon) applied for a position on Kevarzangia Two at a FreeClinic. She had never worked on non-humans, but that area was desperate for any medical person able to hold a stethoscope, so she got the job. She must quickly learn to help over 200 different species (some were extremely dangerous just to LOOK at, much less help them when they are in pain)! Humans were looked down upon so that was a problem. Then there was her father. He found her.
Readers, I cannot tell you what was going on there. Only that when Cherijo found out secrets about her father, her choices were run or have guards to keep her in line with a possible mind swipe.
But when her father came to retrieve her, it took a large band of Jorenian Warriors to rescue/kidnap her from Kevarzangia Two AND broke treaties among planets! The secret was huge and could change the future for humanity. Daddy was a genious by Terran standards. Daddy was a monster by human standards though!
I saw in the back of the book that July 2000 will be another adventure of Dr. Veil's! YIPEE! I can hardly wait! I'm off to some book clubs to see if I can find a copy in hard back! I plan to keep a copy of this one! David Weber and Anne McCaffrey has competition big time! DO NOT MISS THIS ONE, READERS!