Alpha (Charon, Book 2) by Catherine Asaro

By Catherine Asaro

Charon was once the main ruthless-and brilliant-criminal of the twenty-first century, a practitioner of unlawful robotics and android examine. he's useless now, and common Thomas Wharington believes his group of specialists has deleted all of the digital copies the megalomaniacal inventor created of himself. besides the fact that, one significant issue is still: Alpha, the one android survivor of Charon's cybernetic empire. Outwardly indistinguishable from a human girl, Alpha has superhuman power and pace, and even perhaps extra lethal functions nonetheless unknown. Thomas's superiors wish her dismantled and studied, yet to Thomas it sounds like homicide. He stalls for time, a circulation that may end up disastrous. Alpha escapes from an escape-proof compound, kidnaps Thomas, and takes him to at least one of Charon's hidden installations. Charon could be useless, yet Alpha maintains to hold out her overdue master's orders, and he or she refuses to complicated on what these orders entail. Her habit is turning into extra human-or so it sort of feels. Is she constructing feelings and a judgment of right and wrong, 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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The girl nodded her head toward the gangway. Peter looked that way and saw a huge man—more a horse than a man—who hadn’t been there a minute before. His enormous black-booted feet were braced on the deck. His right hand held a long, coiled whip. I wonder what he … It happened in a second, at most two. A sailor bolted for the gangplank, his bare feet slapping wood. He had taken perhaps three long strides when the whip cracked— it moved much too fast for Peter to see it—and wrapped itself around this man’s ankle like a snake.

Mack was not going to touch it, thank you very much. “It’s not our job to fool with it,” Mack said, pulling the rope tight. The canvas now covered the trunk entirely. ” “But, Mack,” said Alf. “I’m telling you, God’s truth, rat poison or not, it felt good. ” “All right, then,” said Alf, though he didn’t think he would soon forget that feeling he’d just had. Maybe once the Never Land was under way he could sneak in and visit this trunk again. Grunting, the two men lifted the canvas-wrapped trunk onto a handcart, and trundled it out of the warehouse, onto the wharf.

Molly, somber now, stared at Peter. ” said Peter. “Oh, my,” said Mrs. Bumbrake. ” repeated Peter. But Molly said nothing. “Get moving,” said Slank, shoving Peter and James again. “And if you don’t want to feel Little Richard’s lash, you’ll stay forward until we reach Rundoon. ” Peter froze. ” he said, slowly raising three fingers. ” Slank laughed, pleased by the fear on Peter’s face. ” he said. “You didn’t know? You’ll be spending your days as a servant in the court of His Royal Majesty! He goes through a lot of servants, does the king.

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