Double Helix: Double or Nothing Book Summary and Study Guide

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Captain MacKenzie Calhoun of the starship Excalibur is called on to infiltrate a conspiracy to destroy the entire Federation. In the process, he encounters the man who killed his father and must decide wether to kill him or not. Meanwhile, the other crewmembers of the Excalibur try to find out what the conspiracy is planning and find a cure for the disease it has created.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   deposing an evil leader    -   unraveling a conspiracy Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   cure/disease/bioweapon Inner Struggle    -   Yes Kind of series    -   Star Trek Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Star Trek or Star Wars book?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Alien Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Spaceship setting:    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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