The Lady is Blue: Book 1 of Atrapako on Eden
An alien spaceship arrives on the planet of Eden with its small colony of humans. The Atrapako are scaled humanoids with spiky crests and sharp claws. Secret Terran agent Dr. Lucy Stannis befriends Blue captain, Sa Kamizan Veedak, and tries to uncover the secret of the aliens and engineer a peaceful solution before the colonists lose their independence.
Blurb: The peaceful human colonists on the remote planet of Eden welcome alien refugees in their crippled spaceship. The alien Atrapako have spiky crests, sharp claws, and scales of four colors covering massive humanoid bodies. Their rigid class system conflicts with the party-loving human society. The intrepid Dr. Lucy Stannis, a scientist and undercover agent of Terra, is both curious and suspicious of the aliens. She befriends the captain of the alien spaceship, the impressive and devious Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, who led the escape from their hostile home planet through the hazards of space to the safety of Eden. Their tenuous friendship is threatened by assassination attempts, and sabotage by humans and aliens. They must learn to fight together to survive. What strange secret are the Atrapako hiding? Can they overcome their cultural instincts and co-exist peacefully with humans on Eden? Lucy struggles to discover the secret of the aliens in a race against time before the colony is lost.
Location: Eden is a terraformed planet in the remote arms of the galaxy. The small Terran-born human population guards the transplanted native life of overpopulated Terra. The people are fun-loving and fiercely independent. Vkani is the home planet of the Atrapako race. They are covered in scales of four colors, representing a semi-rigid caste system. Also, they have vicious curved claws on hands and feet and a vertical crest on their heads. They will not permit medical scans.
Main Characters: The heroine is the Eden human, Dr. Lucy Stannis, a scientist and secret Terran agent. She is aided and abetted by Dr. Colin Murti, her physician; Roger Fourno, her (soon to be ex-)lover; Dr. Trisha Duran and Dr. Jun Danzhu, her friends and scientific colleagues, and her students, especially the beautiful Sonia. The hero is the Atrapako Blue, Sa Kamizan Veedak, Captain of their spaceship. He is supported by the old Blue judge, Sa Radekis Volkin, and the Green scientists, Te Suzzaine Sukla and Te Tamarkis Varenne. He is opposed by the young Blue Sa Varasek and the other Blues.
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