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Lieutenant Mike Brogue is one of a kind: the only native Martian to be a commissioned officer, he's the military's poster boy for relieving political tensions between Mars Colony and Earth. But he wants nothing to do with it. Just a man trying to do his job as a tactical analyst, Brogue prefers to leave the politics to civilians and government subcommittees. But after he manages to save a top Terran official from an extremist plot, the only way to avoid the spotlight is to get off-planet. So he pulls some strings and gets shipped to one of the small moons of Mars to help unravel a mystery. It seems something has been killing people at the research station on Phobos. The first military team sent in quickly discovered just how lethal the Phobos beast can be. But rather than focus on the dust clouds and barren rock that compose the beast's lair, Brogue turns his attention to the high-tech research facility and its crew. He soon learns that there's no such thing as a safe haven from political upheaval.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 106 x 171 x 31.75mm | 204.12g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765344548
  • 9780765344540

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"This is a strong candidate for the year''s best SF debut."
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About Ty Drago

Ty Drago is a computer programmer, husband, father, and a born Quaker who has lived in New Jersey almost his entire life. An avid fan of history, he has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. Many years ago, Isaac Asimov gave a book signing in Philadelphia to promote his non-fiction work, "One in a Trillion." Drago went to obtain an autographed copy, and when Dr. Asimov learned that Drago was a struggling young SF writer, he penned the following: "To Ty: Please keep trying. Isaac Asimov." And he did.
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4 41% (24)
3 21% (12)
2 3% (2)
1 2% (1)
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