In an effort to improve relations with the Earth, the Colonial Union has invited a contingent of diplomats from that planet to observe Ambassador Abumwe negotiate a trade deal with an alien species. Then something very bad happens to one of the Earthlings, and with that, the relationship between humanity’s two factions is on the cusp of disruption once more. It’s a race to find out what really happened, and who is to blame.
Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
Well, well. Someone just upped the game. ABOUT TIME. (Ahem.)
Seriously … after a few weeks of entertaining-but-not-really-fulfilling ‘episodes’ of John Scalzi’s serialised novel, this one seems to be moving things along in the right direction at last. With an attempt made to disrupt not only trade negotiations but the Colonial Union’s attempt to begin winning over the Earthlings in the political arena, it seems the gloves are coming off between the CU and the Conclave … but who’s behind it all, and how far are they ultimately willing to go to achieve their goals…?
Questions, questions, questions!
Good grief, I want the finale and I want it now. For many good reasons. If anyone needs me I’ll be in my teacup.