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Major Bhaajan achieved the impossible. Born to the Undercity, the slums below the City of Cries on the planet Raylicon, she broke free from crushing poverty and crime to become a military officer with Imperial Space Command. Now retired from military duty, she walks the mean streets of Undercity as a private investigator. And she is about to embark on her most challenging case yet.
Summoned by no less than the Ruby Pharaoh herself, Major Bhaajan is tasked with finding a killer. But this is no ordinary murderer. The Ruby Pharaoh witnessed a Jagernaut cut down Assembly Councilor Tap Benton—which shouldn’t have been possible. The Jagernauts are the elite of the elite soldiers in the Imperial Space Command. What’s more, the spinal node implanted in all Jagernauts should have prevented the murder. But the Ruby Pharaoh is sure of what she saw, and she has reason to believe that the Jagernaut will kill again.
Now, Major Bhaajan must hunt down a killer before it is too late. To do so, she must return to the one place on Raylicon she knows best: Undercity.
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In this riveting sequel to Undercity, series heroine Bhaajan, the retired major of the Pharaoh's Army within the interstellar Skolian Empire, returns in her capacity as an investigator for the noble House of Majda. As the Majda's only real link to the underground slum called the Undercity, Bhaajan is sent to locate Calaj, an elite soldier thought to be hiding there. The world is rich and vivid, with two distinct cultures in the Undercity and the aboveground City of Cries. The story includes a number of minor plot threads, mostly regarding the bridge Bhaajan hopes to build between the cities, that feel enriching rather than distracting. Even while Bhaajan conducts her investigation for the Majdas, she continues to live her life and work on personal projects such as the martial arts training of some of the Undercity's young people and guiding a good friend through a bureaucratic tangle. Bhaajan's unique access to both cultures may be the only hope for saving not only the people of her planet, Raylicon, but the entirety of the empire. Not just for fans of Asaro's Skolian Saga, this exciting novel stands alone for anyone who enjoys science fiction adventure.