Asaro is one of the few SF novelists whose work I truly enjoy–and possibly the only one who wins or is nominated for awards like the Nebula or the Hugo,
Primary Inversion doesn’t disappoint. Even if I don’t understand the tech part of it–don’t worry, there isn’t much.
I highly recommend this book, whether you’re an SF fan or not. Also, there’s a romantic subplot that ends happily, if that helps you decide.