The Houdini Directive
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The Houdini Directive

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Published by Ace Books .
Written in English


  • Science Fiction - General,
  • Fiction - Science Fiction,
  • Science Fiction

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Open LibraryOL10256742M
ISBN 100441343546
ISBN 109780441343546

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