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Marshall Foxx is alive and he is angry. 50 years earlier, society thanked him for his service to mankind by dropping nuclear bombs on him. Unfortunately for mankind, his powers -- courtesy of asteroid slivers that fused with an experimental computer in his brain -- allowed him to survive.
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   For 50 years, he stayed out of sight, willing to let mankind continue on its path to destruction until his conscience forces him to come out of "retirement," albeit in a different identity.

   As he feared, soon the now-repressive Earth governments -- not content with population control, corruption and endless wars over dwindling natural resources -- come after him thinking he can give them the edge they need to come out on top.

   They are sadly mistaken. Foxx is eager to exact some vengeance, but his actions may lead to the destruction of mankind. As his rampages shred whole police and military forces, society must step up and unite to stop a man whose misguided zeal led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands. The final battle actually produces a hero who might have the ultimatum weapon against Foxx and ultimate salvation for mankind.
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Marshall Foxx, more notoriously known as the Adventurer, makes an appearance on a war-ravaged Earth 50 years after supposedly dying in a nuclear attack authorized by the United Nations. Mentally unstable and long-lived thanks to slivers of meteorites that have fused with a microcomputer in his brain, he is overcome by guilt. Thinking the human race had stabbed him in the back, he let the world think he died in the nuclear attack and stayed out of sight for 50 years. During that time, society deteriorated into near anarchy and civil war. Governments control things with martial law, rationing food, water, even sex. The old freedoms of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness are unknown. Fox wants to return democracy to the world and save it from itself. But, how can he change a world that only wants him to remain dead?
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   revenge Lifeform altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Under control of microchip or drug Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   40's-50's    -   long lived adults If magical mental powers:    -   can change shapes    -   telekinesis    -    Invisibility    -   healing Really unusual traits?    -   Mentally ill or deluded


Terrain    -   Mountains    -   Forests Earth setting:    -   medium future 22-24th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   society controls main character's sexing    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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