The Kaleidoscope of 1000 Blooms by Beverly Nault
Feature | Action/Adv
When a reclusive genius is given a mysterious kaleidoscope, he must accept help from those he'd once scorned to prevent the device from falling into the wrong hands by those who would kill to own it. Seeking its origins and why he's been given the 'scope, his life is suddenly in danger as he learns to accept, even love, his colorful, diverse new friends he enlists for their help, even though one of them is a traitor.