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Win Bear, Our Hero from 'The Probability Broach' is back, heading to the asteroid belt to solve a series of mysterious kidnappings and the (temporary) murder of a friend. Dodging murder attempts by a series of mind-controlled assassinatrices, Win must uncover two disparate conspiracies, the authors of at least one of which want him very dead.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Explore/1st contact/ enviro story    -   Yes Explore:    -   colonizing/homesteading another planet    -   preventing/surviving an ecological disaster Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   spying/espionage in enemy territorry    -   finding a killer (criminal)    -   unraveling a conspiracy    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement    -   finding a spy/saboteur Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   method of control    -   state secrets Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   60's-90's


Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit    -   Asteroid Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Not Earth, in Solar System?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   description of breasts    -   descript. of non-breast female anat. How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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