Threshold by Eric Flint

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This book is a very fast "read," but the story leads to what is essentially a tease-cliffhanger for the next book, which I found to be very frustrating.
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When the strange fossil she'd discovered had ended up giving her a trip to Mars, Helen Sutter thought she'd gone about as far as any paleontologist would ever go in her lifetime. But when you've also married A.J. Baker, overconfident super- sensor expert for the only private agency in space—the Ares Corporation—and your best friend Madeline Fathom Buckley is a former secret agent who's just signed on as the chief of security for the newly created and already embattled Interplanetary Research Institute of the United Nations, there's always somewhere farther to go.

The newest discoveries will take her, A.J., and their friends Jackie, Joe, and Madeline to the mysterious asteroid Ceres—and beyond, in a desperate race to Jupiter's perilous miniature system of radiation- bombarded moons. The next gold rush is on—for alien technology, hidden in lost bases around the system. And there are people willing to do anything to get it—even plan the first interplanetary war, four hundred million miles from home!

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Eric Flint is a modern master of alternate history, with over three million books in print. He's the author/creator of the New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. With David Drake he has written six popular novels in the "Belisarius" alternate Roman history series, including, and with David Weber collaborated on 1633 and 1634: The Baltic War. Flint was for many years a labor union activist. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. Ryk E. Spoor, while earning his masters degree in Pittsburgh, became a playtesting consultant and writer for the Wizards of the Coast, the leading publisher of role-playing games and related novels. He now lives in East Greenbush, NY, working as a technical proposal writer for a high-tech R&D firm, and spending his non-writing time with his wife and sons. Baen published his first novel, Digital Knight, in 2003.
Published June 1, 2010 by Baen Books. 464 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Aug 02 2010

Despite a character list in the front, full enjoyment of this volume will depend on having already read the first.

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Reviewed by Barb on Apr 27 2012

THRESHOLD is an excellent book that does everything right. There’s treachery, politics, love, mayhem, friendship.

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Yahoo! Voices

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Reviewed by Rena McGee on Jun 23 2010

This book is a very fast "read," but the story leads to what is essentially a tease-cliffhanger for the next book, which I found to be very frustrating.

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Reviewed by WCG on Apr 20 2011

Like Boundary, Threshold is slow-starting, but it really gets going in the second half of the book . . . But with both books, I keep thinking that I really should like them more than I do.

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