Telisa Relachik studied
to be a xenoarchaeologist in a future where humans have found alien
artifacts but haven't ever encountered live aliens. Recruited by a group
of artifact smugglers, Telisa endures deadly opposition on her first
expedition and comes out an experienced explorer. Struggling to sell the
artifacts found on their expedition to the Trilisk ruins, Telisa and
Magnus fear reprisal by the world government.
Because of their harrowed existence, they are receptive when the alien they call Shiny resurfaces and offers them the chance to scavenge his war-torn homeworld. Their obstacle: Shiny's robotic nemeses, the Bel Klaven. Telisa and Magnus feel up to the challenge, but does Shiny have a hidden agenda?
Meanwhile, a new team forms to hunt down the smugglers...
The Trilisk AI is the second book in the Parker Interstellar Travels series.