Cryoburn Author:Lois McMaster Bujold "Miles Vorkosigan is back! "Kibou-daini is a planet obsessed with cheating death. Barrayaran Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan can hardly disapprove--he's been cheating death his whole life, on the theory that turnabout is fair play. But when a Kibou-daini cryocorp, which shepherds its frozen patrons into an unknown future, attempts to expand... more » into the Barrayaran Empire, Emperor Gregor dispatches his top troubleshooter Miles to check it out.
On Kibou-daini, Miles finds a young boy with a passion for pets and a dangerous secret, a Snow White trapped in an icy coffin, and a mysterious crone who is the very embodiment of the warning 'Don't mess with the secretary.' Bribery, corruption, conspiracy, kidnapping--something is rotten on Kibou-Daini, and it isn't due to power outages in the Cryocombs. And Miles is in the middle--of trouble!"« less