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A dead body is found: That of the President of the United States. Yet the President appears to be alive and well. One of his aides decides to make an unauthorized investigation, and discovers a decades-old conspiracy that controlls the entire country.
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Bova ingeniously predicted cloning in this story, written in the 1970's, and he got all the details right. An impressive work, except for a couple of tasteless sex scenes. One of the best works of near-future SF i have read.
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Plot & Themes

FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Political power play    -   Yes Political plotlets    -   factions fight within govt for control Story involving clones/duplicates?    -   good clones/duplicates Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Clones    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   orgies    -   actual description of sex How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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