Following the success of their Locus Award – winning anthology The New Space Opera, editors Gardner Dozois and Jonathan Strahan up the ante with The New Space Opera 2, in which more of the most beloved names in science fiction spin stunning tales of interstellar adventure and wonder.
Jack Preston, a former army Captain, now a hunter of rare artifacts, is engaged to acquire a rare book by an anonymous buyer. Once the book is in Jack's possession, he has serious doubts about passing it to his buyer, as he is warned of the dangers of exploiting the book for personal gain. Events are soon out of his control when his American girlfriend, Abigail, is kidnapped. Jack finds her London flat ransacked and the book gone. Her kidnapping is linked to the book and a legendary lost temple in Peru.