This space opera/mystery, the first in the Chronicles of Nuala series, is just as much fun to read as it was when it first came out.
Kimbriel has created a fascinatingly complex culture in the Nualans, who have adapted to a dangerously radioactive planet.
Darame is a con artist, but she only goes for the big con, and her marks are other con artists. When she meets the Nualans, she is fascinated by people who do not lie. But when there is a vicious attack that nearly wipes out the ruling family, she finds herself involved . . . and as someone is lying somewhere, she has to use her skills to figure out who.
This is the kind of space opera I love most, with larger than life characters, interesting cultures, culture clashes, romance, action, and just enough intriguing threads left dangling to promise further explorations.
I am so glad that Kimbriel is bringing these novels out again, and is writing the fourth.