Diplomatic Immunity by Lois McMaster Bujold

Description: The further adventures of Miles Vorkosigan - hyperactive little git and genuis. Miles and Ekaterin are on their honeymoon when a situation develops on Graf Station and Miles is called in to sort out murder, overzealous soldiers, paranoid stationers, old friends, new enemies, and a really twisted conspiracy. All in a day's work for our hero.

God I love these books. I was so excited about this one that I made the mistake of ordering an advance copy to be read online in installments (see the Baen Webscriptions site). It's a great idea, but turned out to be pure torture when I was left at a crisis point two-thirds of the way through the book and no more chapters for a month. Ack!!!

This is Miles' most suspenseful adventure yet. He and Ekaterin are on the last leg of their honeymoon when he gets a call from the Emperor informing him that they have a "situation." The Komarran trade fleet has been impounded at Graf Station. The Barraryan military escort is up in arms because one soldier is missing, persumed dead (all they found was some blood), another soldier has deserted to be with his local girlfriend, and a whole squad is in jail for shooting up the police station in a botched rescue attempt. That's just the beginning; things get complex from there. I can't possibly explain all the twists and turns (plus I don't want to spoil the surprises), you just have to jump in and hang on for the ride. 

Miles is everywhere - picking up clues, soothing tempers, running into old friends (it's Bel!), coming very close to death, and in general just trying to solve things quickly so he and his wife will get home in time for the births of their first children. He's as manic as ever and Ekaterin is the perfect foil - forcing him to eat occasionally and getting him to explain his amazing leaps of logic so that everyone else can follow along.

Really, I love this book too much to describe it coherently. Go buy it, read it, and thank me later. 

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