Leviathan Wakes is a tidy little story. Corey (pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) does a decent job with a mashup of a detective story and space opera. It gets a little rushed as it comes to a conclusion, but otherwise is a nice easy vacation read. Beyond that there’s just a little too much effort to make the story contemporary. Specific references to LEDs, for example. It just feels a little arbitrary. I hated it when Vinge and Stross did it, and I don’t care for it here either. But, for the money, it’s an entertaining, if not particularly fulfilling, read.