The Kinsman Saga (Kinsman, Books 1-2) by Ben Bova

By Ben Bova

Hero or Killer?In a startling destiny that's coming nearer each year, Chet Kinsman is an astronaut ace who has performed every thing in space--including committying the 1st homicide. It's a mystery he can by no means get away, no longer even at the Moon, the place he's head of the 1st U.S. lunar colony.

But without notice, a sequence of surprising but surprisingly inevitable conditions forces Kinsman to confront his hidden prior and judge Earth's future. In a determined countdown to nuclear annihilation, Kinsman struggles opposed to a dangerous paradox: if he rescues the area, he can result destroying himself

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I’d forgotten that she couldn’t read a word of French, and so I translated it for her. “I hope she’ll be happy,” she said when I folded the letter up. “Being kept by some old German bratwurst? Nikki? You know Nikki. She needs the action as much as I do, as much as you do. She’ll be back. ” Yasmin smiled. “She’ll be back, I agree; but in her own time. ” We both laughed, and then the waiter brought Yasmin’s drink, and we ordered dinner. As we finished the meal, we lingered over a last glass of champagne.

It would be if these cheap motherfuckers would spend a little money. ” “Listen, Chiri, if I get finished and you’re still here, we’ll break it in together. ” She gave me that grin of hers that I liked so much. “Kwa heri. Marîd,” she said. ” I said. Then I hurried out into the warm, drizzling night, taking a deep breath of the sweet scent of some flowering tree. The tende had lifted my spirits, and I had swallowed a tri-phet and a sunny. I’d be doing all right when I booted my way into Tamiko’s phony geisha rat’s nest.

That didn’t sit well with Hassan, but he could make no objection. ” Then he rudely turned his back on us and continued his labor. Without turning to face us, he spoke again. ” I looked at Yasmin, and she shrugged. I went through the storeroom quickly, across the alley, and knocked on the iron door. I waited a few seconds while someone identified me from somewhere. Then the door opened. There was a tall, cadaverous, bearded old man named Karim. ” he asked me gruffly. ” The door closed. A moment later, Abdoulaye opened it.

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