A fast-paced adventure in year 2098: intrigue, love and assassination, discovery of maresium (new fuel). Takes place against backdrop of human advances made by 2098! |
The year is 2098. The landscape has changed, with the U.S. East Coast obliterated by atomic warheads; St. Louis is now the Capitol. Geo-political power has changed the world into five associated nations, with much power vested in the United Nations and The World Bank. Tremendous advances have been made in science, transportation, medicine, genetics, robotics, space travel, and other disciplines. Cars travel on computer/satellite controlled highways. Air travel from the U.S. to China takes but a few hours. People can "live" almost forever, as one's brain can be scanned into a new host body. This is the background upon which four Cal-Tech graduates, John, Jan, Joe, and James, embark from Salinas, CA to the Capitol of St. Louis to help their harassed Madam President Hightower. They become involved in international intrigue that takes them to Mexico and China, and space travel to the moon and Mars. A beautiful Chinese spy, a president's slimy husband, a charming prince and others bring love, assassination, and salvation. As much as things change, they remain the same.