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Greenwar

Copyright 1997 by Steven Gould and Laura J. Mixon

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one SOJALS point one SOJALS point one SOJALS point no SOJALS point no SOJALS point    Very good (3/5)

I first read this in February 2000.

Emma Tooke is a top-class engineer and is the designer of Gulf Stream, a hydrogen farm and marine-research installation moored off the Florida coast Gulfstream is Emma's pride and joy, but it's having a difficult childhood. Finances are precarious, she's got the FBI snooping around suspecting a terrorist attack and being a little suspicious of her own commitment. Plus the EPA are snuffling around o the trail of environmental violations. To top it all she's got a mother of an hurricane sneaking up on her station. All in all it's shaping up into a really bad few days.

Still our Emma doesn't give up easily and now she's got a new friend, Keith Hellman, to help out. But of course Keith isn't all that he seems.

This is an eco-techno-thriller rather than SF, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. It's really rather good with an awful lot of detailed stuff about diving, rigs and the deep blue sea. The hurricane sequence was tremendously exciting I was on the edge of my futon reading this.

Loaded on the 16th May 2001.
    
Cover of Greenwar
Cover art by Peter Bollinger

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