By James S. A. Corey
For generations, the sunlight approach -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- used to be humanity's nice frontier. beforehand. The alien artifact operating via its application less than the clouds of Venus has seemed in Uranus's orbit, the place it has outfitted an important gate that ends up in a starless dark.
Jim Holden and the group of the Rocinante are a part of an unlimited flotilla of clinical and army ships going out to ascertain the artifact. yet behind the curtain, a posh plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its center. because the emissaries of the human race try and locate even if the gate is a chance or a danger, the best risk is the single they introduced with them.
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