Reeve, Laura E. -- Peacekeeper
Someone said "write what you know", and apparently Reeve knows nuclear
disarmament treaty protocols. In the book it's two starfaring human
civilizations (I never did figure out whether or how they derive from
our history), with temporal-distortion weapons that blow up suns.
Probably. Several years after an Incident, both sides are drawing down.
Our protagonist is a ragged prospecting pilot, only she's actually an
undercover military agent checking into a series of covered-up murders.
Also, the next target. Also, a drunk. Also, involved in the Incident, it
turns out -- which is where the book springs a leak, because her
character arc seems to mostly involve not giving a crap. The back cover
says she's wracked with guilt, but in fact: no. Maybe the author forgot
to write that part in. Then the bad guys are shorthanded with wanton
sexual habits, for further eye-rolling practice. There's some good
spying and space-station disaster antics, but overall I wasn't thrilled.
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