Jack McDevitt

Synopsis of Polaris

The luxury space yacht Polaris carried an elite group of the wealthy and curious thousands of light-years from Earth to witness a spectacular stellar phenomenon. It never returned. The search party sent to investigate found the Polaris empty and adrift in space, the fate of its pilot and passengers a mystery.

Sixty years later, prominent antiquities dealer Alex Benedict is determined to find the truth about Polaris-no matter how far he must travel across the stars, no matter the risk.

Reviews of Polaris


...if you combine the mildly intriguing SF aspects with the mildly intriguing detective aspects of the novel, you get a synergy that makes the whole a fairly pleasurable experience. -- Paul Di Filippo, Scifi.com

Although Polaris occurs in the future in outer space thus providing a science fiction background, the story line is a classic style investigative tale with Alex serving as an amateur sleuth Holmes and Chase as Watson. -- Harriet Klausner, Harriet Klausner's Review Archive

Alex and Chase are a good team and I'd be happy to have more adventures with them -- Ernest Lilley, SFRevu