We've been having withdrawal symptoms from Adam-Troy Castro's addictive Andrea Cort novels, so we're thrilled to discover there's a new Andrea Cort story in the April issue of Analog. This time, Andrea faces a murder suspect who has three bodies.
The Third Claw Of God, the second novel in Adam-Troy Castro's Andrea Cort novels, confirms this series really is something special: the story of a hard-assed former child war criminal who flies around the galaxy solving crimes committed in exotic megastructures. But it's even better than that sounds. Spoilers ahead!
I was incredibly excited when I saw that Adam-Troy Castro, one of my favorite short-story writers, had finally published a novel. And Emissaries From The Dead is as great as I'd hoped, a noirish murder mystery set inside an artificial environment created by A.I.s for some unknown purpose. As with the best detective…