By Catherine Asaro
Charon was once the main ruthless-and brilliant-criminal of the twenty-first century, a practitioner of unlawful robotics and android learn. he's useless now, and common Thomas Wharington believes his workforce of specialists has deleted all of the digital copies the megalomaniacal inventor created of himself. even if, one serious problem is still: Alpha, the single android survivor of Charon's cybernetic empire. Outwardly indistinguishable from a human girl, Alpha has superhuman power and velocity, and even perhaps extra lethal services nonetheless unknown. Thomas's superiors wish her dismantled and studied, yet to Thomas it seems like homicide. He stalls for time, a circulate which could turn out disastrous. Alpha escapes from an escape-proof compound, kidnaps Thomas, and takes him to 1 of Charon's hidden installations. Charon should be useless, yet Alpha keeps to hold out her overdue master's orders, and she or he refuses to difficult on what these orders entail. Her habit is changing into extra human-or so it sort of feels. Is she constructing feelings and a moral sense, or is she simply studying to counterfeit them as a method of accomplishing her enigmatic orders? And do these orders contain Thomas's demise sentence?
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