Signed by the author on the title page. In Miles' experience, dying is easy; it's coming back to life that's hard. And his recent death seems to be having a lingering effect. When his weakness reveals itself, Miles is summoned home to face security chief Simon Ilyan. Then things begin to go subtly wrong in Imperial Security itself, and 'Who shall guard the guardians?' becomes a not so rhetorical question, with a potentially lethal answer. But Miles' worst nightmares about Simon Ilyan don't compare to Ilyan's worst nightmares - or are they memories?
Awards: ♦ Finalist for the 1997 Nebula Award for Best Novel ♦ Finalist for the 1997 Hugo Award for Best Novel
Novel, 398 pages, Trade Paperback, Reprint (originally published in 1996)