An exciting sci-fi thriller from the award-winning author of Metal Fatigue. A fascinating and complex study of betrayal and deceit where the stakes are higher than anyone ever imagined. The year is 2069. D-mat offers fast, cheap travel, plus the potential to turn humanity into a race of godlike starfarers. But new technology has a dark side - d-mat allows a killer to perpetrate a series of vicious attacks without leaving a victim. Detective Marylin Blaylock is on the case ...a case where the murdered women all resemble her. Jonah McEven, a PI and ex-partner of Blaylock's, is the prime suspect. But Jonah's alibi is watertight. He's been in a tub of maintenance gel, unconscious, for three years. Yet, in a bizarre twist, he could still be guilty.