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Washington DC, 2012. Once again, winter descends mid September. Crops have failed. Hyperinflation ravages the economy. Food riots grip the cities. The government cracks down on what little freedom remains.
   A young weather researcher, Svetlana Kerenskia, uncovers in the Library of Congress a tattered old journal. It tells of a long forgotten expedition to a Grand Canyon cave filled with ancient Egyptian relics. One of them gives a warning: that the 'time of troubles' will soon return.
   A secret space mission to a wayward asteroid discovers that an alien baae, damaged from some long ago catastrophe, is blasting torrents of highly charged particles at the Earth's ionosphere. The astronauts soon come to realize that this is the cause of the depreciating weather. But they find something out even more disturbing. That their mission was meant to fail from its very inception. Left to die, they explore the underground catacombs and soon discover a vast crypt room filled with thousands of glass coffins. The entire alien population has been quarantined, but why? As the asteroid hurdles towards earth, the astronauts realize that a bizarre plague has infected the aliens. This is the warning that the ancient Egyptian relic warned. And there is only one way to stop the plague once it reaches the Earth. You must answer the riddle; 'What is the Number of Infinity?'. Think of this as 'The Terminator' meets Orwell's '1984'.
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Plot & Themes

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

Main Character

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

Setting

Terrain    -   Domed/Underground City    -   Asteroid Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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