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Infusion is a story that takes place in the present time. The novel is about the exploitation of the Earth's resources and the moral conflicts that arise due to the limited resources of the universe.
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The Kimoph and Zeron live on two sister planets orbiting a common sun. The resource the Kimophians and Zerons need is dattan, which is vital to their survival. Their need for dattan is a result of bio weapons used during the civil war between the two plants that destroyed both eco-systems.

However Consortium law forbids the extraction of dattan from any planet in the Preserve. Earth is located in the Preserve. The law was enacted after the consortium destroyed another planet trying to collect dattan to restore their damaged eco-systems. The KIEF, an environmental police force, enforces the law protecting the Preserve. The Consortium has found itself at war again. The conflict began over resources needed for dattan production. Dattan production has been declining and new sources are needed.

The KIEF has been investigating a major plot to extract dattan illegally. The suspects include several corporations and potentially the Consortium itself. The undercover investigator for the KIEF is Kiren Hillel.

Kiren Hillel is now in a bind. She is a crewmember onboard the cargo ship Curgan heading toward Earth to extract dattan. Kiren is unable to communicate with the KIEF to summon help and prevent the crime. She is now faced with the dilemma of helping commit the crime she swore to prevent in order to stay alive.   Her problems are compounded when an alien from Earth is brought on board, by accident, and she has to care for it and keep it safe.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   futuristic human freighter/transport Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   an average amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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