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Publisher's Summary

At the end of the 21st century, a catastrophic accident in the asteroid belt has left two surveyors dead. There is no trace of their young son, Alex Manez, or of the asteroid itself.
On the outer edge of the solar system, the first manned mission to Pluto, led by the youngest female astronaut in NASA history, has led to an historic discovery: there is a marker left there by an alien race for humankind to find. We are not alone!
While studying the alien marker, it begins to react and, four hours later, the missing asteroid appears in a Plutonian orbit, along with young Alex Manez, who has developed some alarming side-effects from his exposure to the kinetic element they call Kinemet.
From the depths of a criminal empire based on Luna, an expatriate seizes the opportunity to wrest control of outer space, and takes swift action.
The secret to faster-than-light speed is up for grabs, and the race for interstellar space begins!
©2010 Valmore Daniels (P)2014 Valmore Daniels
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3 out of 5 stars
By M.Lee Fox on 04-18-18

Narrator ruined the book.

This narrator had some fun sound effect trucks that I hadn't in any previous books, but that didn't make up for lack of tone changes for characters, the the overly enthusiastic inflection while reading what should have been serious scenes, and making each character seem like they only had two emotions. This book would have been better if I read it myself, but the content of the story is still lukewarm. Nothing like The Martian or Synchronicity War.

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3 out of 5 stars
By RobertM on 02-19-18

Could have been better if

I struggled with this one. The book excessively flowed a huge amount of technical facts which could have been better if the narrator was more involved in the story. Very dry, and read with intonation of a ten year old boy. Yes, even the gruff adults. Most memorable moments? The author was telling us about the feelings of a young boy crippled, walked with a limp and the onlookers oggled him as they passed by. But the narrator said the onlookers googled him as they passed by. Yep, Big boo-boo.

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