TangleRoot pits astrobiologist, telepath, adventurer and all-around nice guy Jules Rammis against mafia bad guys and a race of aliens that doesn't like to share.
But not to worry: Jules has his ever-faithful team by his side. With them is his new love interest, the exotic Sophia Rella, who refuses to stay at home.
Jules will not only have to tackle "The Family" but also Blackroot, an insidious alien plant-animal that spreads like wildfire and munches people for snacks, but has spectacular properties that can endow humans with a very long lifespan.
Tangleroot takes you on a wild ride across the galaxy, as Jules travels from Earth to the distant planet Equus and back again in pursuit of the spreading root system - and tries to stay a jump ahead of the mafia bad guys who are after him.
This is a standalone novel, and can be enjoyed even if you haven't read the previous books in the Star Sojourner series.