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ISBN: 9780765379924384 Pages
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With The Man in the Tree, Locus Award-winning author Sage Walker has given us a thrilling hard science fiction mystery that explores the intersection of law, justice, and human nature.
Humanity’s last hope of survival lies in space…but will we even get there?
Helt Borresen is an Incident Analyst. What that means is that aboard the seed ship Kybele, he is the closest thing that the organization has to a security officer. But he doesn’t think that it’ll be a big part of his job, as all the candidates have been carefully screened.
Why the need for a seed ship? Because our planet is toast and the colonists that leave our world are the best shot that we have for our species to continue.
Everything is set…and then someone is found hanging dead just weeks before the launch. Fear and paranoia spread as the death begins to look more and more like a murder. The authorities want the case settled quickly and quietly so as not to cause panic.
And Helt is the one to prevent a murderer from sabotaging the entire mission.
“Rapid-fire storytelling from start to finish!”—Greg Bear
The sun in the hollow center of Kybele is supported by six Eiffel Towers.
In daylight, the clusters of petals near the top of the towers, closed, look like bulbous minarets. As they unfold,...