CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold is also nominated for the 2011 Hugo award for best novel. CryoBurn is (for the most part) another fun Miles romp.
Miles has been sent to the planet Kibou-daini in his role as Imperial Auditor to investigate a cryo company that wishes to expand to Escobar. When we first meet Miles in the book, he is stumbling through some dark tunnels and hallucinating as a result of a botched kidnap attempt on said planet.
Miles happens into some friendly people and uncovers multiple layers that are very relevant to his auditing mission. Miles, being Miles, pursues all of this with great gusto and verve.
If you have been reading along in the Vor series, then you will like this one too. Until the final pages, this book is more or less just a fun addition to the series without advancing things very much. The final chapter makes up for that in a big way and I expect the next book will hold some more changes for Miles & co. (No, I’m not going to say what happened.)
I’ve been a Miles fan for a long time, so it pretty much goes without saying that I enjoyed this one.