Jazz Bashara is a criminal.
Well, sort of. Life on Artemis , the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you're not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you've got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.
Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she's stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first.
"I tried to be as accurate as possible. It’s even more scientifically accurate than The Martian. And in fact, even though it takes place many decades later than The Martian takes place, it has less projected technology, so to speak. Like in The Martian, the propulsion system for Hermes is a VASIMR drive, which exists but would need a lot of development before it got to the point that it was at in The Martian. In Artemis, literally everything there is stuff that is real. All the technology shown in Artemis is real. It exists today. In that form too. [apart from the spoilerific piece of tech]" ~ Andy Weir
Struggling porter, Jazz Bashara, smuggles Dominican cigars to Trond Landvik every month, her whole goal in life is to get rich so when Trond offers her a million slugs to destroy some Sanchez Aluminum harvesters, Jazz can't refuse.
When Trond and his bodyguard Irina are murdered, Jazz and Rudy realise something's not right with Trond's plan of bringing down Sanchez so he can buy them out. Jin Chu sold Trond out to the Brazillian mob O Palácio who own Sachez. The administer, Fidelis Ngugi, sells Jazz out and reveals that the mob will soon take over Artemis and she won't be able to stop it so it's up to Jazz, Bob, Dale, Lene, Svoboda and Ammar to stop it before the mob invasion even begins.
- Jazz Bashara
- Trond Landvik
- Lene Landvik
- Jin Chu
- Bob Lewis
- Dale Shapiro
- Ammar Bashara
- Fidelis Ngugi
- Mr Nakoshi
Kenya is winning the Space Race in this novel.