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Threshold
     

Threshold

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by Eric Flint
 

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The second book in the popular Boundary SF adventure series co-authored by multiple New York Times bestseller Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor.

When the strange fossil she'd discovered gave her a trip to Mars, Helen Sutter thought she'd gone about as far as any paleontologist would ever go in her lifetime. But when you’re married to an overconfident

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The second book in the popular Boundary SF adventure series co-authored by multiple New York Times bestseller Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor.

When the strange fossil she'd discovered gave her a trip to Mars, Helen Sutter thought she'd gone about as far as any paleontologist would ever go in her lifetime. But when you’re married to an overconfident super-sensor expert for the only private agency in space – the Ares Corporation – and your best friend is a former secret agent for the Interplanetary Research Institute of the United Nations, there's always somewhere farther to go.

Soon Helen’s new discoveries will lead her to the mysterious asteroid Ceres and beyond in a desperate race to reach Jupiter's perilous miniature system of radiation-bombarded moons. It seems the next gold rush is on–for alien technology.

And there are people willing to do anything to get it – even if they must start the Solar System’s first interplanetary war!

Praise for the Boundary series:
“A genial, fast-paced sci-fi espionage thriller [that is] light in tone and hard on science...” –Publishers Weekly on Threshold

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The whole crew from Flint and Spoor’s Boundary are back. The perennially cash-strapped Ares Corporation, the only private agency in space, has teamed with the Interplanetary Research Institute, part of the United Nations, to exploit millennia-old alien technology in abandoned bases on Mars and Phobos. When they discover the existence of a third base on the asteroid Ceres, Ares seeks the help of the European Union and their ship Odin. An agreement is reached, but all is not what it seems; the EU has a hidden agenda, of which even the captain of the Odin is unaware. Tensions run high throughout the Ceres mission and finally come to a head causing things to spin out of control in ways no one could have predicted. This genial, fast-paced sci-fi espionage thriller is light in tone and hard on science and a fine choice for any collection. Despite a character list in the front, full enjoyment of this volume will depend on having already read the first. (June)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451637779
Publisher:
Baen
Publication date:
05/29/2012
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
161,729
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.56(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history, with over three million books in print. He’s the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the “Belisarius” alternate Roman history series, including, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Ryk E. Spoor, while earning his masters degree in Pittsburgh, became a playtesting consultant and writer for the Wizards of the Coast, the leading publisher of role-playing games and related novels. He now lives in East Greenbush, NY, working as a technical proposal writer for a high-tech R&D firm, and spending his non-writing time with his wife and sons. Baen published his first novel, Digital Knight, in 2003.

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Threshold 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BK95 More than 1 year ago
Great book!! It passes the time well and kept me entertained. Good byplay between the characters and lots of action. A little far fetched but that is why I read sci-fi. I highly recommend this and the one before this one to other sci-fi techies like myself.