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 lifeless now, and basic Thomas Wharington believes his workforce of specialists has deleted the entire digital copies the megalomaniacal inventor created of himself. in spite of the fact that, one significant issue is still: Alpha, the single android survivor of Charon's cybernetic empire. Outwardly indistinguishable from a human girl, Alpha has superhuman power and pace, and maybe even 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 movement that can end up disastrous. Alpha escapes from an escape-proof compound, kidnaps Thomas, and takes him to 1 of Charon's hidden installations. Charon could be useless, yet Alpha maintains to hold out her past due 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 kind 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 dying sentence?

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