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"Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds." For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can't possibly exist.When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft.And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise.

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Mike Tucker

Born in 1960, Mike Tucker grew up in Japan, Northern England and America. He holds degrees in history and literature and honors in poetry. His apprenticeship as a poet and writer was from 1983-1986 in Washington, D.C. In 1990, his first book was published, UNREPORTED, a work of poetry. HELL IS OVER: VOICES OF THE KURDS AFTER SADDAM, his critically-acclaimed work of history, was a finalist for the Ben Franklin Award in History in 2005. His most recent work is 1931, a Great Depression crime saga and classic American novel, published in September 2012. Under fire as a young poet with Spanish counterterrorists in Barcelona, he was the only author on counterterrorist missions with Delta Force and SEAL Team 6 commandos after September 11th. He was honored by the United States Naval Academy as a visiting scholar on counterterrorism from 2008-2012. An American Marine infantry veteran, he lives in the Near East, northern Thailand and Spain.

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