The Price You Pay

AUTHOR: Ashley McConnell
PUBLISHER: Roc (Penguin Putnam)
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SG-1 is stranded on a world whose inhabitants have struck a pact with the Goa'uld -- host bodies in exchange for survival -- and seek to rescue a people who do not want their help.

Eons ago, the evil forces of Apophis and his minions made a sinister pact with the people of the planet M'kwethet. The inhabitants of the primitive world would pay homage to their masters by way of tribute -- providing their best and strongest specimens to the Goa'uld as host bodies for their young. By doing so, they would avert total annihilation ... while the hosts would be doomed to a living death. For years, the helpless supplicants obeyed -- and were sacrificed.

It is on this world that Colonel Jack O'Neill and his SG-1 team find themselves stranded. With the new "payment" about to be sent, the unit struggles to rescue a terrified populace that does not want help, while facing the possibility of being marooned forever. But one fact overshadows all else -- the Goa'uld are on their way, and O'Neill and his team must make the ultimate sacrifice.

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