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Moh Kohn is a security mercenary, his smart gun and killer reflexes for hire. In a society where computer literacy is the kind that counts, Moh's found his niche: His father wrote the revolutionary programs used around the world. But Moh's father reached for a world without borders and met a fate Moh can't forget. Janis Taine is a scientist working on memory-enhancing drugs. The Stasis - the US/UN's technology cops - warn her off, unaware that she's already made the breakthrough. The only place to hide is the anarcho-capitalist enclave of Norlonto, and to get there, she needs Moh's help. Jordon Brown is a teenager in the Christian enclave of Beulah City, dealing in theologically correct software for the world's fundamentalists. He wants out of his stultifying life. What he needs is freedom's passport: money. In a balkanized twenty-first century, where the "peace process" is deadlier than war, the US/UN's spy satellites have everyone in their sights. But the Watchmaker has other plans, and the lives of Moh, Janis and Jordan are part of the program. A specter is haunting the fight for space and freedom, the specter of the betrayed revolution that happened before.
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