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Charon, a ruthless criminal and practitioner of illegal robotics, has died, and General Thomas Wharington believes his team has deleted all the electronic copies the inventor created of himself. But one major problem remains: Alpha, the sole survivor of Charon's cybernetic empire. Outwardly indistinguishable from a human woman, Alpha has superhuman capabilities, some of which are still unknown. Wharington's superiors want her dismantled and studied, but to Wharington, it feels like murder. When he stalls for time, Alpha escapes, kidnaps Wharington, and takes him to one of Charon's hidden installations to carry out her late master's orders. Meanwhile, her behavior is becoming more human, or so it seems. Is she developing emotions and a conscience, or just learning to counterfeit them?
©2006 Catherine Asaro; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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"[An] entertaining mix of hard SF and romance....has all the right pieces for a taut thriller...." (Publishers Weekly)
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By James on 11-30-11

Did not want the story to end

I have listen to all of book by Catherine Asaro and like all of them. This book is one of the best. I wanted the story to go on. I wish she would take up writing full time. The Narration by Hillary was excellent.

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By Jim on 03-14-11

good solid sci-fi love story

Not sure why this book hasn't been reviewed yet? Asaro's Ruby Dynasty series is terrific, and this stand-alone scit-fi book is great too. Perhaps it's too "normal" for some folks to like, but I sure appreciate a book that's well-written, fast-paced, with a solid mostly-upbeat ending. Some of the recent "horror" sci-fi books make me quesy, this was a welcome break, and passed the time well.

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