A welcome return for Brendy McCusker.... Charles crafts with such a careful eye on the sparks that can fly-some of them charming, some witty, some downright menacing-between characters who don't happen to see eye to eye, or sometimes even to be operating in the same galaxy. Once again, it's hard to resist a hero who realizes, 'He just had a habit of opening his mouth and not knowing what was going to come out.'--Kirkus Reviews. "Charles's skillful depiction of the many sides of love and its strange bypaths lifts this clever novel well above the genre average."--Publishers Weekly.