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Officer Noelle DeRicci is investigating a murder in Armstrong, the domed colony on the Moon. The victim was one of the Disappeared - outlaws in hiding who are wanted for crimes against alien civilizations - whose family had her brought home, believing she was no longer in danger.Retrieval Artist Miles Flint is responsible for putting the dead woman in harm's way. He may be the only one with the information needed to solve the case. Now, with DeRicci pressing him for answers he's not ready to give, he must relive the events that led up to his client's death, including her role in a war between humans and a mysterious alien race. And that ongoing war continues to escalate, threatening to consume the entire solar system.
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©2004 White Mist Mountain, Inc.; (P)2008 Audible, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"An engrossing, thought-provoking murder mystery." (Locus)
"Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels of all Time." (io9.com)
"Some of the best science fiction ever written." (Orson Scott Card)
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5 out of 5 stars
By MrBoobo on 31-01-2012

Maybe the best of the series

First off let me say read the books in order, don't start here. While the author does give a lot of background and set up you really do yourself a disservice if you start here.

With that said I believe in many ways this is the best books of the series (at least through the first 5 or so). Many of the characters really hit their stride. This book in many ways is the basis for major plot events of the books to come.

While it does set the stage it never wastes your time or bores you. As with the past books there is action, and drama with tons of politics and universe building.

As has been the case all along Snyder continues with his A game and helps bring the story to life.

Overall a really enjoyable story, one well worth listening to.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 29-07-2009

Confusing start, awesome ending

Ms. Rusch's 3rd book in this series, and there are so many things going on, it's hard to figure out what happened and why, and not much explanation for the opening 6 or so chapters.

The rest of the book plays much better, and wraps up with an awesome ending.

Jay Snyder's performance brings a 3-star book up to a 4.

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