Sometimes, to save the world, we have to start with ourselves.Having protected the world from sure destruction thirty years before, Lawrence, a B12 Android, is now languishing on a death pole on Mars. His creator's son, Prof. Paul Linsdale, makes an impassioned plea to return this extraordinary humanoid to earth. But a successful yet turbulent rescue attempt on the red planet leaves an android and an ancient NASA space rover, Spirit, stranded.The great Lawrence is hailed as a hero, but the humanoid has other plans for his life other than the one marked for his return. Handing over vital, as yet indecipherable, alien data to Linsdale, Lawrence disappears. Prof. Linsdale, now under financial pressure to produce Lawrence, resorts to subterfuge and creates a replica, but little does the scientist know that the replica's programming has been compromised by a cup of spilled coffee.As the â€˜realâ€™ Lawrence starts appearing in war-torn areas, environmentally distressed regions and economically depressed parts of South America, the questions and tension start to build for the well-meaning professor.And that's all before the replica Lawrence starts to unveil his plans...The second book in the Annihilation of a Planet series explores the sensitive relationships man holds with his physical environment, technology and individual faith. Like Aesop, author Antonion Borges uses fable-like elements to produce a persuasive argument for changes to our governments, our charities and, most importantly, ourselves.
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