By James P. Hogan
Early within the twenty first century, Russia has heroically accrued its dwindling assets to construct Valentina Tereshkova, an area station a mile in diameter. The orbiting house urban is seemingly a calm Utopian scan, yet intelligence stories increase the ominous probability that the distance colony is absolutely a weapon equipped through the final heirs of the Soviet dictators.
When scientist Paula Bryce and agent Lew McCain go back and forth to the station to enquire, they develop into prisoners within the station's high-tech criminal amenities. get away turns out impossible--but in the event that they can't get away, Armageddon is inevitable....
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