(From the publisher):
It was just a simple courier job, but it ended in disaster. More than six months after BSI agent Jamie Mendez's predecessor was sent out on a mission, his ship has been found, the twenty-five-year-old agent inside dead — of old age. The urgent message he sacrificed his life to deliver has survived in the form of a highly encrypted datafile. The encryption has kept the sensitive information safe from alien code-breakers — so far. But with the decryption key lost, the file is just as useless to BSI. Now agents Mendez and Hannah Wolfson must travel off-world in the ill-fated ship on a desperate mission to discover what happened to one of their own ... and to search for the key to a secret that could set off an interstellar, interspecies war — one that may end with humanity's extinction.
Original title: Death Sentence
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Mystery and Detectives