“Ah, I know that look on your face, Captain Schroeder. You think we are paranoid, but we are paranoid by necessity.”
While at the funeral of a friend, Rico Schroeder is drafted into a murder investigation. The victim was an expert in antimatter physics, competing for the largest cash prize in human history. Suddenly, his friend’s death seems like much more than just an accident. As Rico pursues the killer, he must contend with a partner he doesn’t trust, a scheming crime lord who owns an asteroid, a past lover whose help he needs, and the paranoid ruler of the dwarf planet Ceres. Rico’s in a high-stakes game of chase that could lead to war in the solar system—unless he can stop the killer in time.