Silent Dances (StarBridge #2) by A.C. Crispin
Series: StarBridge, Book 2.
Approx. 101,360 words.
Published on October 11, 2012 by
A. C. Crispin.
Has earth made their own First Contact?
Deaf since birth, Tesa is the perfect ambassador to the Grus, whose sonic cries can shatter human ears. If she can earn their trust, she might even be able to save them from the privateers who are profiting from the sale of the Gru's hides. If she fails, it could mean the destruction of an entire species.