by Jack McDevitt
Review by Ernest Lilley
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0441012027
Date: 30 November, 2004 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
From official release/information:
The Polaris was a starship that went off to view the impact of a white dwarf on another star. She wasn't a research vessel, there were others for that, but instead she carried seven of the most respected scientists of the day...who just wanted to see the show. When the Polaris was reported overdue a ship was sent to find her, and it did, but of the passengers and captain, there was no trace. The story picks up sixty years later, when Survey, the organization that handles deep space exploration is about to open a Polaris wing to its museum and somebody starts taking a disturbing interest in the few remaining artifacts. Who is digging into the Polaris mystery after all this time...and what will they uncover?