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The Elysium Commission

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Publisher Comments:

L.E. Modesitt returns to SF with a whole new future world on the brink of destruction.
 
A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to ours --and a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, an utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist? More critical than that, does this new universe require the destruction of a portion --or all — of our universe in order to grow and stabilize? Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with the arrival of a woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a past.
 
The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including the role of the two heiresses who are more — and less — than they seem, and the more Donne is pushed inexorably toward an explosive solution and a regional interstellar war.

Review:

"Modesitt's action-packed space opera — cum — hard-boiled detective story (after 2006's Soarer's Choice) stars Blaine Donne, retired special operative who solves problems for the wealthy by day and fights crime by night on the planet Devanta. While tracking down missing heiresses, checking on a pal's patent infringement case and doing a background check on a client's granddaughter's unsuitable fianc, he discovers connections among several commissions. Blaine's pal ends up dead, and Blaine realizes that he's also been hired to look into the project that's illegally using his friend's technology for momentous purposes. Even as several attempts on his life leave him more curious than ever, the political situation on the planet Devanta destabilizes, and he makes full use of his special ops skills in a final caper to save the planet. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

L.E. Modesitt returns to SF with a whole new future world on the brink of destruction.
 
A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to ours --and a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, an utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist? More critical than that, does this new universe require the destruction of a portion --or all — of our universe in order to grow and stabilize? Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with the arrival of a woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a past.
 
The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including the role of the two heiresses who are more — and less — than they seem, and the more Donne is pushed inexorably toward an explosive solution and a regional interstellar war.

Synopsis:

A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to the Milky Way, along with a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, a utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist?

About the Author

L.E. MODESITT, JR. lives in Cedar City, Utah.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765317209
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Author:
Modesitt, L. E., Jr.
Author:
L. E. Modesitt
Author:
Modesitt, L. E., Jr.
Subject:
Science Fiction - Space Opera
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20070220
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.68 x 4.27 x 0.96 in

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Product details 336 pages Tor Books - English 9780765317209 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Modesitt's action-packed space opera — cum — hard-boiled detective story (after 2006's Soarer's Choice) stars Blaine Donne, retired special operative who solves problems for the wealthy by day and fights crime by night on the planet Devanta. While tracking down missing heiresses, checking on a pal's patent infringement case and doing a background check on a client's granddaughter's unsuitable fianc, he discovers connections among several commissions. Blaine's pal ends up dead, and Blaine realizes that he's also been hired to look into the project that's illegally using his friend's technology for momentous purposes. Even as several attempts on his life leave him more curious than ever, the political situation on the planet Devanta destabilizes, and he makes full use of his special ops skills in a final caper to save the planet. Modesitt cleverly weaves together disparate threads of information to form a complete tapestry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
L.E. Modesitt returns to SF with a whole new future world on the brink of destruction.
 
A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to ours --and a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, an utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist? More critical than that, does this new universe require the destruction of a portion --or all — of our universe in order to grow and stabilize? Blaine Donne is a retired military special operative now devoted to problem-solving for hire. He investigates a series of seemingly unrelated mysteries that arise with the arrival of a woman with unlimited resources who has neither a present nor a past.
 
The more he investigates, the more questions arise, including the role of the two heiresses who are more — and less — than they seem, and the more Donne is pushed inexorably toward an explosive solution and a regional interstellar war.
"Synopsis" by , A brilliant scientist on the planet Devanta has created a small universe contiguous to the Milky Way, along with a utopian city on one of the planets. The question becomes, though, a utopia for whom? And why is a shady entertainment mogul subsidizing the scientist?
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