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This far future sf thriller is about a lady Mercenary who must recover a weapon of mass destruction for a cult or be targeted for death. This novel has lyrical prose, james bondian action sequences and plot twists worthy of Hitchcock
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that all leads to a unforgettable climax!
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   weapon Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier

Setting

Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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