She lay exposed on the operating table whilst they worked on her. Linda, now known as—Sparta was the same woman in love with Blake. She had been through some trying periods in her life: terrifying childhoods, homelessness, addiction and despair before first contact with the prophetae. She renewed her faith after recruitment, indoctrination and training in the tenets of the Free Spirit. Linda had been shot and her parents lost in the night sky. Now, by the witness of these files, Sparta—living what they felt, feeling what drove them—confirmed that it was the duty of the prophetae to kill anyone who had successfully resisted indoctrination. She needed to find the truth about her parents and investigate the Space Board. Would she be successful before time runs out? Find out in Arthur C. Clarke's Venus Prime.