By Ben Bova
Whilst enterprises visit warfare, ordinary company perform is going out the window. Astro company is led via indomitable Texan Pancho Lane, Humphries house structures via the wealthy and ruthless Martin Humphries, and their struggle is over not anything below assets of the Asteroid Belt itself. As struggling with escalates, the strains among trade and politics, boardroom and bed room, blur--and the keys to victory will contain physics, nanotechnology, and chilly not easy cash.As they struggle it out, the lives of hundreds of thousands of innocents dangle within the stability, together with the rock rats who make their residing off the asteroids, and the population of Selene urban on Earth's moon. as though issues were not advanced adequate, the shadowy Yamagata company units its attractions on making the most of different people's quarrels, and area pirate Lars Fuchs comes to a decision it is time to make sturdy on his personal own vendetta.It's a breakneck finale which can finish in basic terms in earth's salvation--or the annihilation of all that humankind has ever entire in area.
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Altitude and bear hugs did not mix well. "You've lost a kilo or two," said the elder Yamagata, holding his son at arm's length. " Nobuhiko dipped his chin in acknowledgment. Saito slapped his bulging belly. "I've found them! " He laughed heartily. Wondering how his father could gain weight in a monastery, Nobu said, "I spoke with Martin Humphries. " "Pancho Lane launched an investigation of Nairobi Industries. " "Good," said Saito as he knelt slowly, carefully on one of the mats. It rustled slightly beneath his weight.
She was wearing the latest style of baggy blue-gray sweatshirt that stopped short of her rumpled, darker slacks so that her midriff was bare. In keeping with the current fashion, she had an animated decal sprayed around her waist: a procession of colorful elves and trolls, their endless marching powered by Amanda's body heat. Her golden hair was slightly disheveled. Even though she smiled at Pancho, the expression on her face seemed far less than happy. She looked pale, tense. Stavenger got to his feet, but Pancho went like a shot to Amanda and wrapped her arms around her and held her close.
What do I want to be when I grow up? She studied her reflection in the nearest mirror and saw beyond the floor-length party skirt and glittering lame blouse, beyond the cosmetic therapies, to the gawky, gangling African-American from west Texas that lay beneath the expensive exterior. What do you want out of life, girl? Her reflection shook its head at her. Doesn't matter. You inherited this responsibility from Dan Randolph. It's on your shoulders now. Mandy, Humphries, even this guy from Nairobi Industries, it's all part of the game you're in.