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A propulsive science fiction tale of murder and memory, all set on a futuristic space station.

Hundreds of miles above Earth, the space station Ciudad de Cielo - the City in the Sky - is a beacon of hope for humanity's expansion into the stars. But not everyone aboard shares such noble ideals.

Bootlegging, booze, and prostitution form a lucrative underground economy for rival gangs, which the authorities are happy to turn a blind eye to until a disassembled corpse is found dancing in the microgravity.

In charge of the murder investigation is Nikki "Fix" Freeman, who is not thrilled to have Alice Blake, an uptight government Goody-Two-shoes, riding shotgun. As the bodies pile up and the partners are forced to question their own memories, Nikki and Alice begin to realize that gang warfare may not be the only cause for the violence.

©2017 Chris Brookmyre (P)2017 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"His writing is as sharply observed and mordantly funny as ever." (Guardian)
"Chris Brookmyre is a genius." (Daily Mirror)

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