Cover Artist: John Harris (unconfirmed)
I haven't confirmed it but I suspect this is another stellar John Harris cover. Please let me know if it's not. I don't know how other people feel about the semi-abstracted spaceships and planets that frequently grace Harris's covers (Ender's Game, Zoe's Tale, Radio Freefall among others) but I'm a big fan and regardless of whether or not this is indeed his work, I love this cover. The ship also looks curiously like a fly but I'm not sure if it was intentional or not.
As a fan of highly illogical space operas, this cover would grab me from across the book store, especially with the rich red tones that are going to stand out against the rest of the SF work.
Echo is the fifth book in McDevitt's Alex Benedict series.
Eccentric Sunset Tuttle spent his life searching in vain for forms of alien life. Thirty years after his death, a stone tablet inscribed with cryptic, indecipherable symbols is found in the possession of Tuttle's onetime lover, and antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is anxious to discover what secret the tablet holds. It could be proof that Tuttle had found what he was looking for. To find out, Benedict and his assistant embark on their own voyage of discovery-one that will lead them directly into the path of a very determined assassin who doesn't want those secrets revealed.Echo is due on November 2nd from Ace.