Anyhow, there was too much back-story for me to join in properly with this series-already-in-progress. There were at least three books before this one, but they are no longer available at my library.
The main character has had an infusion of alien DNA – so that’s who she is.
It wasn’t that long ago that I read this, but… I can’t remember if there was a central mystery or if it was the alien politics in the center. Our lady’s alien mentor sort of gets deposed, then there’s a climactic vote…
I was left a bit confused overall. Not least of which: why does our cover model have a CD stuck to her right quad?