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"The bestselling author of Daemon returns with a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation--a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization. When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid--with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn't be higher. Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow twenty-first century adventurers--ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers--must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi-year expedition but the harsh realities of business in space. They're determined to transform humanity from an Earth-bound species to a space-faring one--or die trying"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2019]
ISBN: 9781524742416
Branch Call Number: F SUAREZ
Characteristics: 435 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Oct 10, 2019

Arguably it been done before by Ben Bova in Sam Gunn series. However Bova's was short story done long time ago. Things change with 3-D printer & chemical vapor deposition (?).
Loved the secret high risk asteroid mining plan to alleviate climate change or heretic "are you out of your mind" view on colonize Mars movement debate between testy corporate titans.
Characters well developed & interesting. Daniel Suarez used ensemble cast unlike Bova's
First time in a long time I was surprised on "can they do that" or "is that legal" twists & fubar turns by corporations & unpredictable outer space.
However, a star off for blatant cliffhanger & setup for sequel.
Further reading & four pages of pictures a nice touch.


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Oct 10, 2019

"In space, possession is 99.99999 percent of the law"
Nathan Joyce.


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