SF Mystery. Sixty years later, the fate of the luxury spacecraft Polaris
remains one of the galaxy's greatest unsolved mysteries. Like a futuristic Marie Celeste
, the ship was discovered adrift in space, its crew and passengers having vanished without a trace. When antiquarian Alex Benedict acquires some artifacts from Polaris
, he discovers that others are willing to kill for the items. Alex and his assistant, Chase Kolpath, set out to track down the would-be assassins and, in the process, find out what really happened on Polaris'
fateful last voyage. Although it's the 2nd book in author Jack McDevitt's Alex Benedict series, after A Talent for War
stands on its own.