In Polar City—the capital of Hagar, one of the planets in the forlorn Star Republic—a human-dominated entity is caught in the power politics between the enormous Interstellar Confederation and the Coreward Alliance. The leaders of these entities keep their alien eyes on the Republic in the hopes of one day adding its territory to theirs. When an alien member of the Confederation is found murdered in Hagar's public square, the situation turns dangerous fast. To solve the case, Police Chief Al Bates must depend on an unlikely ally, cashiered Navy officer Bobbie Lacey, the only sapient on planet who knows what goes on in the ghettos and underworlds of Polar City.
About the Author
Well known for her fantasy books set in the fictional world of Deverry, Katharine Kerr’s Celtic-inspired series has taken on a life of its own. She is a prolific science fiction and fantasy author who credits her love of the genre to receiving a fantasy-role playing game as a gift. Aside from the Deverry books, she has written the Polar City series and the Nola O’Grady series.