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Octagonal Raven (edition 2002)
by L.E. Modesitt Jr. (Author)
The Octagonal Raven by L. E. Modesitt Jr.
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812570081, Mass Market Paperback)
Someone is trying to kill Daryn Alwyn. Born to privilege, with pre-selected genetic advantages and the best nanotech augmentation his father's fabulous money can buy, Daryn spurned the lucrative family Media Network to seek his own path, a crafty raven among soaring eagles. After serving with distinction as a space pilot in the military, he enjoys success as a media consultant. But when he finds himself the target of sophisticated murder attempts, his world is turned upside down. It seems unlikely his success outside the family business could have inspired such expensive assassination attempts, and his father and brother and sister would be more obvious targets within the family. Then his sister is killed, and Daryn is her heir--suddenly one of the richest and most powerful men in the world. Modesitt's new SF thriller lays bare the prejudices of the powerful in a fascinating future society, and reads like an express train.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:17:45 -0400)
Born to privilege, with the best nanotech augmentation his father's money can buy, Daryn Alwyn spurned the lucrative family Media Network to seek his own path. After serving as a space pilot in the military, he enjoys success as a media consultant. Then he finds himself the target of a sophisticated murder attempt.
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