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When Alwyn Stafford, who has lived on Mars for twenty years, goes missing on a routine exploration jaunt, Carter Jahns is called in to find him. Jahns, through perseverance and occasional inspiration, does manage to figure out just what happened to Stafford - which leads him to another mystery, and a conspiracy at the south pole of the red planet. What he finds there could change the future of life on Mars and Earth forever. Although theres's an annoying romatic subplot, this book is solid, old-fashioned SF and a fun, fast read.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   state secrets Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City Which planet?    -   Mars Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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