The Man in the Tree (Hardcover)
Tor Books, 9780765379924, 384pp.
Publication Date: September 12, 2017
Humanity's last hope of survival lies in space...but will a random death doom the venture?
Our planet is dying and the world's remaining nations have pooled their resources to build a seed ship that will carry colonists on a multi-generational journey to a distant planet.
Everything is set for a bright adventure...and then someone is found hanging dead just weeks before the launch. Fear and paranoia spread as the death begins to look more and more like a murder. The authorities want the case settled quickly and quietly so as not to cause panic...and to prevent a murderer from sabotaging the entire mission.
With The Man in the Tree, Locus Award-winning author Sage Walker has given us a thrilling hard science fiction mystery that explores the intersection of law, justice, and human nature.
"Rapid-fire storytelling from start to finish "--Greg Bear