DEEP QUARRY, by John E. Stith
Trade paperback, 156 pages, $15.99
In Deep Quarry, Stith once again successfully combines mystery with hard science fiction.
Ben Takent is a private eye on a hot, dusty world at the edge of the civilized galaxy. When he's asked to find out who is stealing artifacts from a 10,000-year old archaeological dig in the desert, he reluctantly takes the case. After it becomes clear that the artifacts are pointing to an ancient alien spacecraft, the stakes in the case go up -- way up.
Winner of the Colorado Authors' League Top Hand Award.