It's the year 2050. Miranda Rainbird, top espionage agent for the Capablanca space exploration corporation, is instructed to kidnap scientist Craig Valdemar, whose AC Fission will revolutionize space travel. But the Philidor space exploration company has different plans. Miranda resembles Valdemar's deceased wife, and she must be kidnapped to ensure that Valdemar is able to perfect AC Fission. More
In the year 2050, civilian space corporations race against each other to build manned space stations on the moon, on the asteroids and on other planets. Each corporation has spies which they send out to acquire technology from other corporations, and counter-intelligence teams to prevent such spying.
Miranda Rainbird and her espionage team from the Capablanca Corporation are tasked with acquiring recently widowed scientist Craig Valdemar from the Philidor Corporation, based in Canberra, Australia. Three years ago he'd been a highly-touted new PhD and the creator of AC Fission, which was to revolutionize space travel.
Unbeknownst to Capablanca, Valdemar has been a bust. But, when he meets Miranda Rainbird (in her guise as Marguerite Zelle), who resembles his deceased wife, he suddenly begins to produce again. And Philidor’s counter-espionage agent Charlie De Wolf is given his instructions - Marguerite Zelle must not leave Canberra.