Life is tough on the space station Belvaille. When the wife of a City Councilman approaches Hank about spying on her husband, Hank worries he’s flying too close to the flames for safety. When the husband is assassinated, he’s sure of it.
Don Sakers is the author of the Scattered Worlds Mosaic series. He’s explored the thoughts of sapient trees, brought Carmen Miranda’s ghost to Space Station 3, and beaten the “Cold Equations” scenario. His book review column appears in Analog.