This was a short offering from audible.com, written by John Scalzi and narrated by Zachary Quinto.
I didn’t expect to like it. Some of the recent stories that were “Only from Audible” Specials have been quite lame. I mean REALLY lame. (So much so that I have promised myself not to read anything by one of the authors. I’m also putting audible originals on trial. More like this one, I will keep picking occasional offerings. More like some of the losers and they have lost me permanently.)
I’m having trouble reviewing this one without spoiling the fun of discovery. The book turns on the alternate meaning of the verb, “to dispatch.” This really kept my attention, and I enjoyed listening to it. while the settings and characters are definitely contemporary science fiction, this is primarily a mystery.