THE ELYSIUM COMMISSION
Modesitt's fascinating and highly readable science fiction novel has more than a dash of detective-story whimsy. Blane Donne is a wonderful narrator; the only real flaw in the book is that it's difficult to differentiate first-person narrators. Outfitted with gadgets galore and assisted by his A.I. Max, Donne sets
out on adventures that will be a hit with
both science fiction and mystery fans.