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