by Pierce Askegren
Ace Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 0441013562
Date: 28 February, 2006 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Erik Morrison is a living lunar legend--credited with the discovery of a mysterious, ancient object of extraterrestrial design, and had of the Ad Astra project investigating its origins. But like any legend, he has enemies...
On Earth, Erik's twin sons are killed in a freak accident. After twenty years on the Moon, Erik is physically unable to return for their memorial service. In a fog of grief, he receives a report indicating that an artificial intelligence key to Ad Astra has been compromised--possibly by sabotage.
Wendy Scheer once used her irresistible charm to successfully infiltrate the combine, and since then she's been banished from direct interface on the colony, conferring only by proxy. But now that Erik's defenses are down, she may be up to her old tricks...