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From a Changeling Star: 06/14/12
From a Changeling Star by Jeffrey A. Carver is a mystery in a science fiction setting. It opens with Willard Ruskin running for his life, dying and coming to, with no memory of what has happened to him.
As Ruskin recovers physically and pieces together the facts of his life, he uncovers his involvement in a huge project to observe Betelgeuse going supernova. Somewhere along the way, Ruskin uncovers evidence of sabotage.
The novel has a great, dramatic start. The overall plot is something right out of Hitchcock if he were to have written science fiction.
Unfortunately the book is padded with extensive blackouts by Ruskin as he fights the nanobots he's been infected with. The nanobot mystery competes to heavily with the sabotage mystery. For me it made the book too confusing and disjointed.