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Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime: Breaking Strain (1987)
by Paul Preuss
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0380753448, Paperback)Code name: Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities far surpassing those of a normal human being: Sparta is the first product of advanced biotech engineering. But crucial memories of the past three years are locked away in the dark recesses of her brain. Who is she really? Why is she here on Earth now? And what has she been doing on Venus Station? As Sparta desperately searches for answers, she realizes that she must unlock the mystery of who she is before she can solve the greater mystery of what has been done to her and why.
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Her code name is Sparta. Her beauty veils a mysterious past and abilities of superhuman dimensionthe product of advanced technology.Much excitement has arisen throughout the galaxy over the exploration mission to Jupiter's moon, Amalthea. Led by the renowned Professor J.Q.R. Forster, the dangerous expedition will lead its members to the surface of this strange moonand beyond. It is Sparta's mission to monitor the trip on the part of the Board of Space Control.Her task becomes more threatening when Sir Randolph Mays, Forster's rival and nemesis, "accidentally" crash-lands on Amelthea's suface. Far from innocent, Mays has a plan for laying claim to Forster's discoveries, and only Sparta is able to prevent sabotage. But what is Mays really after? And how will they all react to the discovery of an alien life-form...?
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