Cetaganda is the latest installment of the Hugo-award winning adventures of Miles Vorkosigan, in which Miles and Cousin Ivan go to Cetaganda to play the part of sprigs of the nobility doing their diplomatic duty by good old Barrayar. The idea is that they will gain diplomatic polish on this simple mission, but when the Cetagandan empress dies naturally and her lifelong attendant dies unnaturally - apparently a suicide, but there are rumors - Miles and Ivan find themselves in the thick of it.
Miles tries to play detective in a strange, complicated, and deceptively alien culture. Meanwhile, handsome and lascivious Ivan manages to get himself involved with several women at the same time - all of whom are TROUBLE from the word go. Miles had always wanted to save the Empire - it was just that the Cetagandan wasn't exactly the empire he'd had in mind...
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Review: Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga in Publication order #9)User Review - Simon - Goodreads
Solid, though not my favorite in the series. Read full review
Review: Cetaganda (Vorkosigan Saga (Publication) #9)User Review - Kurt Adam - Goodreads
What a fantastic book. I wasn't expecting the next Miles book I read to be a murder mystery, but it was one with the great character of Vorkosigan at the center doing his usual job of falling ass ... Read full review