Product Description: Coren Lanra is the head of security for DyNan Manuel Industries. A former Special Service agent he�s never cared for bureaucracy, piracy, or deception. And he hates mysteries. Lanra�s troubles begin with the death of Nyron Looms, daughter of DyNan president Rega Looms, during an ill-fated mission to smuggle illegal immigrants from Earth to the colony Nova Levis�all were apparently murdered, but why? The only clue might be contained within the postironic brain of a robot that had accompanied the victims, but it has been deactivated, and Lanra is denied access to its memories. To make matters even worse, he is soon confronted with a puzzling complication: a possible connection between the murders and twenty babies who were snatched from an orphanage over two decades ago. With the help of roboticist Derec Avery and Auroran ambassador Ariel Burgess� whom the security chief had aided in exposing an anti-robot conspiracy on Earth a year before�Lanra searches for answers to a twenty-five-year-old mystery . . . and for the identity of a killer, before more lives are lost.