The Deathworms of Kratos - Novel 1975
This is Book One of Four in the series called 'The Expendables'. He wrote this series using the pseudonym 'Richard Avery'.
They were THE EXPENDABLES - some genuine volunteers, others not. They were the chosen ones - the people who had been 'selected' to travel far into space and find new planets for human colonisation.
KRATOS was the first planet of call, inhabited by gigantic creatures that swayed and roared, that were blessed with seven eyes and mouths cavernous enough to suck in a handful of humans at a time.
THE DEATHWORMS OF KRATOS will wrench you into the most terrifying of unknown worlds...