City of Mists by Sawyer Grey
Series: The Age of Aether, Book 1.
Approx. 58,350 words.
Published on July 19, 2012 by
Jack Branham knew Mars better than any man alive, but when he exposed the corruption of the chartered companies there, they exiled him to Hong Kong under the watchful eyes of the East India Company. Now the very people who kidnapped him are sending him back to Mars on a secret mission to track down a missing expedition to Odusar, City of Mists, with only death waiting him if he succeeds.