|About the Book|
Bill Gates and Paul Allen, in the twentieth century, built a new technology that would change the world. In the twenty-first century, two young entrepreneurs, Kenneth Shepherd and Bernard Rush, form a space company in New Boston, Massachusetts, to exploit the riches of the asteroid belt. In a bitter disagreement, Bernard leaves Shepherd Industries to start his own competing company. After five decades of fierce competition, Shepherd Industries discovers faster-than-light travel, an achievement that Bernard Rush wants to claim for himself. He resorts to espionage, kidnapping, and even murder to get what he wants. But when Rush kidnaps the girlfriend of the new captain of the Star Ship Destiny, Captain John Burke isnt about to let Rush win this time.