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from the back cover "WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL ART, MYSTERIOUS GEMS, AND VIOLENT DEATH. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR?" It is the midpoint of the 24th century. The human race has spread throughout the solar system, spawning a myriad of barbaric and technological cultures, bizarre religions, and sinister secret cults. And on the eve of interplanetary war, a priceless artifact has fallen into the hands of Anton Lindgren-aesthete, seneschal and Lieutenant of Internal Security for Lord Monboddo. An exquisite work of art, it has already cost at least two lives and threatens millions more-propelling Lindgren across the inhabited universe on a strange and terrible odyssey that will alter mankind's future profoundly ... and utterly.
Alexander Jablokov is one of the new generation of novelists to emerge in the early 1990s in science fiction. This novel, his third, shows his writing at a high level. It is the story of a jazz musician who is remembering a part of his past he has consciously suppressed. It is a murder mystery and a book about a wholly new kind of war.
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