Retrieval Artist Miles Flint gets an urgent message from his mentor, Paloma. But by the time he arrives at her apartment, she's dead, the victim of a terrible murder. The police, already on the scene, think Flint's connected to the death.
Effectively frozen out of the investigation, he starts one of his own, and discovers secrets that Paloma kept, secrets that make Flint question everything he knew about her, everything she taught him about honor, ethics, and being a Retrieval Artist.
One of "the top ten greatest science fiction detectives of all time."
"A science fiction murder mystery by one of the genre's best….A book with complex characters, an interesting and unpredictable plot, and timeless and universal things to say about the human condition."
—The Panama News
"Rusch does another excellent job (as she has done on the previous books in the series) of combining a detective story within a science-fiction setting. The world building of this series has captivated me and fans of both the mystery and science fiction genres should add these books on their to-be-read list."
—World of Kammbia