This is, like "Moonfire", a rather odd story - not Marion Zimmer Bradley's typical kind of story - and I'm not an official (paid) reviewer. I'm simply someone who's been a fan of hers since just before 1980 when I began reading the Darkover novels. I was going to the movies with a friend one night (we had time beforehand) and I went into either a drugstore or bookstore to look at the books,
I saw a new Darkover novel just out, felt my heart give a major thud and I *had* to buy it. Don't remember by now which one it was.
Anyway, on to the story: an agent (spy) from Wash., D.C. is sent to India (I guess this is the '50s)
and six days later he comes back haggard and amnesiac. The psychiatrist is sent for, to get what
happened out of him and he does so, *very* carefully because of the man's gaunt condition. And on the
next of last day it happens: the truth in a another voice out of this man's mouth - just shortly before he dies. The ending (I mean, the reason for the conclusion) is a real surprise - one one might not suspect. Or rather half one would suspect, the other half not.