Security officer Mace Preston was born on Mars but married into the station community Aea, which is, like other space communities, cut off from Earth and prohibited from trading in Earth artifacts. When his wife is declared dead in a freak accident after the bizarre failure of a molifiber dome on Hellas Planitia, Mace investigates and, after poking his nose in where it clearly isn't wanted, retires from PolyCarb on a generous settlement. He continues investigating, though, because his wife's body was never found, and the cover-up of the event indicates industrial sabotage of the worst kind. After he meets Nemily, from Lune, at his birthday party, he learns he is under investigation because PolyCarb suspects that Nemily was a player in the destruction of Hellas Planitia and other similar events at other communities, and that Mace has more evidence than he will admit. Mace's eventual discovery of the truth about his wife and new knowledge about the fate of the Earth caps a fast-paced, entertaining adventure. Regina SchroederCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
About the Author
Mark W. Tiedemann is the author of Chimera, Compass Reach, and Mirage. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri.