A tale of revenge and technological endeavor set on our solar system's most desolate stage Despite Mercury's desolateness, there are still those who hope to find diamonds in the rough. Saito Yamagata thinks Mercury's position will make it an ideal orbit point for satellites that could someday create enough power to propel starships into deep space. He hires Dante Alexios to bring his dreams to life. Astrobiologist Victor Molina thinks the water at Mercury's poles may harbor evidence of life, and hopes to achieve fame and glory by proving it. Bishop Elliot Danvers has been sent by the religious sect, "The New Morality," to keep close tabs on their endeavors, which threaten to produce results that contradict biblical teachings.
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by Ben Bova
"Global business mogul Yamagata sees Mercury as a point of departure for further exploration of the stars and hires an engineer to help. Then an astrobiologist's discovery of evidence of life on Mercury threatens to block construction and to contradict the creationist teachings of Earth's New Morality movement. When a bishop of the movement arrives to monitor the situation, all the elements of revenge are in place. Stefan Rudnicki sets the pace as lead narrator. Arte Johnson and Moira Quirk take over on sections related to certain characters. The multiple narrators create the personalities of their respective characters and give depth to their hopes and frustrations. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"
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