A murder mystery set on the frozen red wastes of Mars.
Eight astronauts. One killer. No way home. +++
WE STAND AT THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA Frank Kittridge is serving life for murdering his son's drug dealer. So when he's offered a deal by Xenosystems Operations - the company that runs the prison - he takes it, even though it means swapping one life sentence for another.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME TO BE ALIVE He's been selected to help build the first permanent base on Mars. Unfortunately, his crewmates are just as guilty of their crimes as he is - and he'll have to learn to trust them if they're to succeed.
THE FUTURE OF SPACE TRAVEL IS IN SAFE HANDS As the convicts set to work on the frozen wastes of Mars, the accidents multiply. Until Frank begins to suspect they might not be accidents at all . . .
XENOSYSTEMS OPERATIONS: MAKING DREAMS A REALITY There's a murderer amongst them, and everyone's a suspect.
Speeds along with energetic panache (on THE PETROVITCH trilogy) - The Times
A soaring narrative (on THE PETROVITCH trilogy) - SciFiNow
Morden keeps up a breathless breakneck pace that doesn't sacrifice character depth or intelligence (on THE PETROVITCH trilogy) - io9
A fast-paced thriller . . . an absorbing read (on THE PETROVITCH trilogy) - The Telegraph