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Boss, a loner, loved to dive derelict spacecraft adrift in the blackness of space.... But one day, she found a ship that would change everything - an ancient Dignity Vessel - and aboard the ship, the mysterious and dangerous Stealth Tech. Now, years after discovering that first ship, Boss has put together a large company that finds Dignity Vessels and "loose" stealth technology.
Following a hunch, Boss and her team come to investigate the city of Vaycehn, where 14 archeologists have died exploring the endless caves below the city. Mysterious "death holes" explode into the city itself for no apparent reason, and Boss believes stealth tech is involved. As Boss searches for the answer to the mystery of the death holes, she will uncover the answer to her Dignity Vessel quest as well - and one more thing, something so important that it will change her life and the universe forever.
©2011 Kristine Kathryn Rusch (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
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"City of Ruins is a solid mystery (with a dash of adventure) whose ending teases even greater things in the next novel, Boneyards. Sign me up." (SF Signal)
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By David on 12-22-11

Disappointing....

I've listened to 20+ scifi books on Audible and this is only the second that I could not finish. I'm a big fan of Rusch's other works (particularly the Retrieval Artist series), but this book has been a disappointment . The main character is VERY irritating which is only made worse by the fact that most of the story is written in first person. The narrator actually does a good job of portraying the quirky antisocial characteristics of the protagonist (which in some ways is unfortunate).

I do like the premise of "archaeology in space" and there is considerable potential for this to be a great series (assuming the protagonist is replaced). If you like this genre, check out Jack McDevitt's books as the concept is similar but the characters are more relatable.

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By Rodolphe on 06-02-11

good sci-fi

nice book, entertaining, its about 5000 years into the future, so its hard core.
I want a sequel !

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By Susie on 07-12-11

Loved it

Wonderful story by KK Rusch. I've read most of her Retrieval Artist books and really enjoyed them. This has a new set of characters, and is told from two different points of view almost on a chapter-by-chapter basis. Really intriguing to watch the two groups of people come closer and closer, and finally meet. I was completely engrossed, and can't wait for the next one in the series - there will be another one won't there?!!

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