Summary

Forensic anthropologist Aisha Costard has been summoned to Mars to examine skeletal remains recently discovered beneath a building erected by the Disty aliens. The bones belong to a human woman who vanished 30 years ago with her children. She is believed to have been one of the Disappeared, outlaws wanted for crimes against alien civilizations.To investigate the mystery of the skeleton, Aisha turns to Retrieval Artist Miles Flint. Following the trail back three decades and seeking the whereabouts of the victim's missing children, Miles discovers a deadly secret that could threaten the stability of the entire solar system.
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"Rusch has done it again....[An] excellent novel." (SFRevu)
"Top 10 Greatest Science Fiction Detective Novels of all Time." (io9.com)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Christopher on 29-07-09

Best in the series

Ms. Rusch's 4th effort, and as with book 3, we finally get to see some of what Flint's new career is all about.

The plot works better than any of the previous 3, definitely the best in the series.

Jay Snyder once again delivers an out-of-this-world performance.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Douglas on 10-12-08

Good book from a good series

I've heard all the Retrieval Artist books and enjoyed them. They are just a solid, enjoyable listen for me.

In this book I really liked getting so in close with the Disti(aliens). I felt like we got to know them much better as a people than has previously been the case for other aliens.

This one also had some added spice in how the story followed numerous characters' points of view consistently through the book rather than mostly sticking to the 2-3 mains.

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