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Spies By Night by Dale A. Kagan
XLibris 380 pages. ISBN 1-010-7947-0

The interstellar corporation General Transit is set to inaugurate the use of its teleporter which allow instantaneous planet to planet transport for the first time, but someone has sabotaged Earth's solar platform which provides the energy that powers the teleporter. Someone has also kidnapped Volans Mirfak, an engineer who is important to the teleporter project.

At the heart of these problems is the planet Alioth, a world rife with economic and political intrigue. General Transit executive Dion Rendahl arrives on Alioth to investigate and is immediately plunged into the factional conflicts which embroil this volatile society.
This report prepared by Linda (Shomeret) Frankel








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   method of transportation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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