Mendoza is a Preserver for The Dr. Zeus Company, living in the past to collect species for the future. But when she kills six people in California in 1863, The Company makes her disappear.
Joseph, a senior Preserver, loves Mendoza as the daughter he never had. Drunk on chocolate and fueled by rage, he's determined to find her however long it takes. Being an indestructible, immortal cyborg gives him an unlimited well of patience.
What begins as a rescue mission uncovers a conspiracy stretching across fifty centuries of recorded history. Behind it lie genocide, graveyards filled with Company agents, and the roots of the ominous Silence that falls across the world in 2355.
""Keep your eye on Kage Baker! You never know where she's heading next, but it's always worth going there. She's an edgy, funny, complex, ambitious writer with the mysterious, true gift of story-telling.""--Ursula K. Le Guin
""Fourth entry in Baker's wonderful series. . . . By turns hilarious, terrifying, sad, and provocative, and always utterly intriguing. If there's a better time-travel series out there, go find it."" - Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) on The Graveyard Game
""If John LeCarre wrote science fiction, it might read like The Graveyard Game."" -The New York Times
""I recommend this without reservation. It's smart, funny, and sardonic: nicely blended portions of each. Crisp, skillful writing and can't-miss characters kept me up until two in the morning. I expect you'll lose sleep, too.""--Harry Turtledove on The Graveyard Game
""Kage Baker has a very good fantasy career in front of her if Anvil is a sample. Here style is infused with a subtle humor that had me chuckling. I liked her hero for being such a practical and unflappable person. She kept me turning in directions that I hadn't expected.""--Anne McCaffrey on Anvil of the World
""Kage Baker is a fresh, audacious, ambitious new voice, wry, jazzy, irreverent, sharp as a razor, full of daring, dash and elan, sometimes surprisingly lyrical. She is also one hell of a storyteller. If you're reading something by Kage Baker, fasten your seat belt--you're in for a wild ride.""--Gardner Dozois on In the Garden of Iden
""An ingenious gambit . . . a great love story and a satire on manor life, all topped off by an auto da fe. A savory if there ever was one. . . .The period detail is delicious. What a treat. A beautiful writer.""--Cecelia Holland on In the Garden of Iden
""Combines historical detail and fast-paced action with a good dose of ironic wit and a dollop of bittersweet romance.""--Library Journal on Mendoza in Hollywood