Baker & Taylor Jefferson Kopal, the black sheep of a powerful family dynasty, questions why he is suddenly tapped by the navy for an urgent mission to the far reaches of space
Called "the new Arthur C. Clarke" by The Washington Post Book World and "a scientist with a fine literary sense" by The Denver Post, Charles Sheffield has crafted a an exciting adventure about a frustrated teen who just can't seem to do anything right.Jeff Kopal is heir to a powerful military family. He's got everything going for him. Except one thing: Jeff is a total screw-ups. His family has had it. So when Jeff blows off his naval entrance exams he figures his future is basically kaput. Instead, he is being sent by the navy into deep space to deal with rebellious cyborgs. How did that happen?Jeff will have to find out before it's too late. Otherwise, He may become the pawn in someone else's dangerous-and very deadly-game.
Blackwell North Amer Heir to a powerful dynasty, Jefferson Kopal has never lived up to his family's expectations. Tradition dictates that, like his long-lost father, Jeff should serve with distinction in the deep-space navy, but when Jeff blows his entrance exams, he assumes his future is over. But if he's such a screwup, why is he tapped by the navy for an urgent mission to the farthest depths of outer space? Why send the "black sheep" to deal with the threat of rebellious cyborgs? Something's not quite right, and Jeff has to figure out what's really going on - if he lasts that long.
Baker & Taylor The fourth installment in the Jupiter series finds Jefferson Kopal, the black sheep of a powerful family dynasty, questioning why he is suddenly tapped by the navy for an urgent mission to the far reaches of space. 12,500 first printing.