Winterstrike spy Hestia Mar has been sent to Caud to recover details of an ancient weapon. During her stay in the Martian city, she encounters the ghost of a warrior, who turns out to be the encoded representation of the city's bombed library. Hestia Mar manages to access the library's data, but realizes too late what she has done: by downloading the information, she has virtually guaranteed the use of the weapon against Caud by her own government. Desperate to rescue the situation she makes her way back home across the ...

Winterstrike 2009, Tor, London

ISBN-13: 9780330442077

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Mass-market paperback

Winterstrike 2008, Tor Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780230709317