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The Widowmaker is a bounty hunter who has a terrible skin disease. He has himself cloned to raise money to develop a cure for his disease. His clone has his abilities but not his experience. The clone has to do bounty hunting work to make money, but he is ruled by passion and is very gullible, which leads to his eventual downfall. I highly recommend this book.
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The Widowmaker is a bounty hunter who is dying of a rare disease. His doctors decided to clone him and use his clone to do assignments so he can have more money for his cure.His clone has all the widowmaker's deadly skills but none of his knowledge of people and aliens and the ways of treachery. He is sent to kill a deadly hitman but when he finds the hitman; he falls in love with the hitman's beautiful mistress and this leads to violence and betrayal and a tragic ending.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 25%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 25%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   deposing an evil leader 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 Profession/status:    -   bounty hunter Age:    -   a teen


Terrain    -   Planet surface, need spacesuit    -   Space, need spacesuit A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   humans in a futuristic society    -   big overbuilt futuristic city Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   mostly dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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