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The Atevi have taken to the idea of racing the planet-bound humans in their rush to reach the space station. Bren Cameron, the only human diplomat on Atevi soil, is firmly in the Atevi camp. So much so, in fact, that it's creating trouble for friends and families on the island the Atevi gave the humans -- and to which they are restricted. The cultures do not mix well, and they've already fought one war.

It seems as though the humans may be pushing for another one. The reactionary people have gotten control, none of Bren's family is safe, and he can't reach anyone who will protect them. Even when his mother is in the hospital, he can't go home, much to the dismay of his brother.

Bren doesn't need the extra human emotional baggage. He's having trouble enough with Jason, the man the ship sent to train as the Paidhi between them and the Atevi. Jason is prickly, morose, unused to open spaces, mistrusting -- but he is working hard to learn the Atevi language. That he and Bren don't get along as well as Bren had hoped might, in fact, have more to do with Bren's inability to relate to humans as well as he should.

And then when Jason learns, in a circular way, that his father has died, the relationship been Jason and Bren and Jason and the Atevi take a turn for the worse. With an important Atevi about to visit the apartment, keeping Jason in line is going to be very difficult.

And perhaps a vacation afterwards would be nice. Jason would like to see the sea. The redoubtable Ilisidi agrees to help -- and that is Bren's big mistake. Illisidi, grandmother of the most important person in the world, literally has her own agenda.

It doesn't help that Jason has been lying about a number of things and that Deanna Hanks is trying to encourage a rebellion in the Atevi world -- and that the human government is doing nothing to get her in control.

And it doesn't help Bren that he's feeling more and more drawn to his Atevi guard, Jago.

Nothing is going to work well.

I did feel that this book perhaps started out a little too slowly. I enjoyed the characterization, but there were times when I wanted less talking and more action -- however, by the end of the book there was more than enough going on!

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