Author: Jack McDevitt
Best Novel – 2006. After the disappearance of an entire colony, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict finds a cup that appears to be from one of the colony’s ships, and, in attempting to establish its provenance, follows a trail that leads to the ship.
Thousands of years after an entire colony mysteriously disappears, antiquities dealer Alex Benedict comes into possession of a cup that seems to be from the Seeker, one of the colony’s ships. Investigating the provenance of the cup, Alex and his assistant Chase follow a deadly trail to the Seeker-strangely adrift in a system barren of habitable worlds. But their discovery raises more questions than it answers, drawing Alex and Chase into the very heart of danger.