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Power Play

(2012)
(The first book in the Jake Ross series)
A novel by

 
 
Award-winning author Ben Bova turns out another science fiction hit full of intrigue, scandal, and excitement.

Ross is an assistant professor of astronomy at a western university. His wife recently died in an auto accident, leaving Jake alone and bitterly unhappy.

Leverett Cardwell has been a father figure to Jake, a mentor since Jake was a high school student. He convinces Jake to meet Franklin Tomlinson, a wealthy playboy type who plans to challenge the incumbent Christopher Leeds in the upcoming race for the US Senate.

Jake becomes Tomlinson's science advisor and--at Cardwell's suggestion--pushes the candidate to back MHD, a new way to generate electricity efficiently and cleanly, even using the state's abundant resources of high-sulfur coal.

But there are powerful forces backing Senator Leeds, and they do not want MHD to succeed. Jake becomes involved in political intrigue, a couple of steamy love affairs, and several murders.

MHD stands for magnetohydrodynamics. MHD power generators are real; powerful political forces have prevented their use by the electrical utility industry.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Ben Bova's Power Play

Hardback Editions

January 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-1786-9 / 978-0-7653-1786-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Power Play: A Jake Ross Political Thriller (Jake Ross Series)
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 0-7653-5723-2 / 978-0-7653-5723-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova, Stefan Rudnicki
ISBN: 1-4551-1798-6 / 978-1-4551-1798-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4551-1800-1 / 978-1-4551-1800-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Dr Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4551-1799-4 / 978-1-4551-1799-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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January 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Power Play
Author(s): Ben Bova
ISBN: 1-4551-1801-X / 978-1-4551-1801-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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