Mann Rice is a poisoner. But he's not such a bad guy. The Association employs him to make dissenters sick on the deep space station he inhabits. Sick workers get sent home. Happy workforce remains.
But after several successful years in his post, something goes horribly wrong. Mann screws up his doses; kills one of his colleagues. And to his confusion, the Association sends an investigator out to find the murderer... the same Association he assumed was employing him.
In this darkly comic thriller, Mann must use all his wits and wiles to maintain his cover and escape the station, while working out what his mission has really been all along.
Book I: The Aphelion Cortege
Book II: Everest Falls
Book III: Rights of Mann
Book IV: Cygni's Rest