Signed by the author on the title page. Miles and Ivan have been dispatched to Cetaganda, in hopes they will gain diplomatic polish on a simple mission, but wind up in the thick of things when the Cetagandan empress dies naturally and her lifelong attendant dies unnaturally. As Miles tries to play detective in the deceptively alien culture, Ivan manages to entangle himself with several noble females at the same time. It becomes clear that it's up to Miles to save the Empire - but the Cetagandan Empire?!?
Novel, 302 pages, Mass Market Paperback, Reprint of 1995 HC