Space prosecutor Andrea Cort returns in a tale from the author of Emissaries from the Dead, "one of the best science fiction novels of the year" (SciFi Weekly).
Emil Sandburg, serial killer. His victims were all Catarkhans, specimens of a closed-off sentient race incapable of sensing the great atrocities he committed against them. Prosecuting him by their laws is going to be a problem.
Enter Andrea Cort: misanthrope, genius, controversial figure. Aware, even as she takes the case, that other alien forces intend to use her past against her and against humanity. Unaware that its implications will change the course of her life . . .
Praise for the Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel, Emissaries from the Dead
"A brilliantly executed novel, fully successful as both science fiction and murder mystery." SciFi Weekly
"A uniquely absorbing read. It envelops you in a truly exotic and alien environment, and gives you a heroine to root for . . . It offers mystery, action, a few good jolts, and a bit of the old redemption sans mawkishness. All of the ingredients for a story sure to knock 'em dead." SF Reviews
"Adam-Troy Castro's Emissaries from the Dead is SF at its best: Silence of the Lambs as Larry Niven might have written it. A clever, thought-provoking page-turner. Bravo!" Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Calculating God
"Adam-Troy Castro has given us the ultimate high-wire thriller." Jack McDevitt, Nebula Award-winning author of Octavia Gone