Book One in a brand-new series by Nebula and Hugo Award-winner. Catherine Asaro set in the world of her Skolian Empire universe. Major Bhaajan, a former military officer with Imperial Space Command, is now a hard-bitten P.I. with a load of baggage to deal with and clients with woes ...sometimes personal, sometimes galaxy-shattering, and sometimes both. Bhaajan must sift through the shadows of the dark and dangerous Undercity - the enormous capital of a vast star empire - to find answers.