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Whilst investigating the cargo of his father's, merchant- ship, Corinthian, Thomas- Bowe-Hawkins is kidnapped by members of its crew, who take him to be a possible spy for the authorities of Mariner station. The Corinthian departs with its cargo, and shortly after its drop out of jump, Thomas is released from the Corinthian's brig to be confronted by the father has never met, the ship's captain, Austin Bowe, the man who in a drunken R & R session raped Thomas' mother, Marie Hawkins, as a teenager.
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For all of Thomas' life Marie Hawkins has held a desire for revenge, her idea that the Corinthian's cargo is bound for the outlaw Conrad Mazzian and his followers the one that got him caught.

On finding out who he is, Austin Bowe puts Thomas to work as part of the crew on the journey to Pell station, and the drop-zone within the deep-space anomaly, Tripointů

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Coming of age    -   Yes Political power play    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   trader Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Space, need spacesuit Spaceship setting:    -   a space station    -   futuristic human freighter/transport    -   really, really giant spaceship/station Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   quite a lot of techical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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