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Acclaimed author Emma Newman returns to the captivating universe she created in Planetfall with a stunning science fiction mystery where one man's murder is much more than it seems.

Gov-corp detective Carlos Moreno was only a baby when Atlas left Earth to seek truth among the stars. But in that moment, the course of Carlos' entire life changed. Atlas is what took his mother away; what made his father lose hope; what led Alejandro Casales, leader of the religious cult known as the Circle, to his door. And now, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of Atlas' departure, it has something to do with why Casales was found dead in his hotel room - and why Carlos is the man in charge of the investigation.

To figure out who killed one of the most powerful men on Earth, Carlos is supposed to put aside his personal history. But the deeper he delves into the case, the more he realizes that escaping the past is not so easy. There's more to Casales' death than meets the eye - and something much more sinister to the legacy of Atlas than anyone realizes.

©2016 Emma Newman (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Amazing story, beautifully read.

If you haven't experienced an Emma Newman book, you're missing amazingness. Get Planetfall before this one but then definitely get this one. Gut-wrenching and gorgeous and written with real talent and hunanity. Don't miss it.

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great addition to the series

Just keeps getting stronger and stronger. very strong vocal performance too. can't recommend this enough

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Sci-fi noir sequel

Great performance of a really captivating side sequel of an unusual first novel. Personally glad we moved away from the gelatinous God and back to earth where a great story of origins unwinds within a murder mystery. The main character is complex and the plot twists all work for me. Bravo.

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Yup, even better than the first

Everything I most treasure in a book. Beautifully written speculative fiction , with fascinating characters who inhabit a world that so truly and painfully reflects our own. It's framed in a tantalizing mystery and read by a master.

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even better than the first one!

I enjoyed the first planetfall, with it's human drama in a Sci-Fi futuristic setting that's very real. this one is even better. looking forward to being entertained by more in this series.