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A man still suffering, emotionally, after the death of his wife joins a new mission entering the sun. He finds a journey, not only of self discovery and enlightenment, but of nefarious dealings in mankinds projects.
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The real beauty of this book is in the way it seamlessly blends these two themes
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Jacob Demwa, a former investigator who lost his wife on his last job, has been persuaded by a friend to look into some strange happenings on the Sundiver project - a research project aimed at our own sun. He finds a tangled web of lies, betrayal, and conspiracy, and must act to preserve Earth's interests and his own.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   sensitive (sigh....) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   unraveling a conspiracy Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   search for identity/new understanding Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

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


Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Domed/Underground City    -   Asteroid Which planet?    -   Mars Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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