Synopses & Reviews
When a Komarran merchant fleet is impounded at Graf Station, Miles Vorkosigan and his wife instead have the births of their first children on their minds. But duty calls, and the downside of being a troubleshooter comes when trouble shoots back.
A rich merchant fleet has been impounded at Graf Station in distant Quaddiespace and Lord Miles Vorkosigan, a special high-level troubleshooter on the Emperor's taskforce, is called to investigate. At Graf Station, Miles is soon caught in a web of racial tensions, tangled loyalties, and mynerious disappearances, all leading to the discovery of an explosive secret with galaxy-wide implications.