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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fuzzi - LibraryThing
Miles and Ivan are sent as Barrayaran ambassadors to a state funeral on Cetaganda. But trouble and intrigue rush in as soon as the airlock opens, and increase as the cousins try to navigate the treacherous waters of Cetagandan society. Interesting, amusing, and enjoyable. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing
Not my very favorite in this series so far, but still an excellent mystery/adventure. Miles Vorkosigan and his cousin are sent as diplomatic envoys to a state funeral on Cetaganda. Basically, all they ... Read full review