The fourth novel in the Alex Benedict series from the Nebula and Campbell award-winning author.
Interstellar antiquities dealer Alex Benedict receives a cryptic message asking for help from celebrated writer Vicki Greene, who has been mind-wiped. She has no memory of her past life, or of her plea for assistance. But she has transferred an enormous sum of money to Alex, also without explanation. The answers to this mystery lie on the most remote of human worlds, where Alex will uncover a secret connected to a decades-old political upheaval - a secret that somebody desperately wants hidden, though the price of that silence is unimaginable?
Why read Jack McDevitt? The question should be: Who among us is such a slow pony that s/he isn't reading McDevitt - Harlan Ellison
No one writing today is better than McDevitt at combining galaxy-spanning adventure with the genuine novel of ideas - Washington Post Book World
Highly, highly recommended - Fantasy Book Critic