Abaddon's Gate (The Expanse, Book 3) by James S. A. Corey

By James S. A. Corey

For generations, the sun procedure -- Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt -- used to be humanity's nice frontier. in the past. The alien artifact operating via its application lower than the clouds of Venus has seemed in Uranus's orbit, the place it has equipped a huge gate that ends up in a starless dark.

Jim Holden and the staff of the Rocinante are a part of an enormous flotilla of medical and armed forces ships going out to envision the artifact. yet behind the curtain, a posh plot is unfolding, with the destruction of Holden at its middle. because the emissaries of the human race try and locate even if the gate is a chance or a risk, the best chance is the only they introduced with them.

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