Near Space, but far from the quality of "Orbital Decay" and "Lunar Descent". The colony in the Lagrangian is called "Clarke County", the story is about first moves towards independence of Clarke County from the US and more important from the companies who paid for it. But O'Neill habitat and move for independence are only the backdrop for a standard organized crime story a la Grisham. Mixed in are the Church of Elvis with the "Living Elvis" and his believers (Elvis himself not among them) visiting Clarke County as tourists (tourism being one of the cash cows in Clarke County and thus loved by the companies, but hated for its impact by the settlers), an atomic warhead in Earth orbit taken over by terrorists, and robots as household aids appearing in news clips. And on top, without advancing the plot in any way, Steele throws in a time traveler from the future, and - pulling all the strings for the revolution - the Clarke County AI which has become sentient (revolution off Earth and a sentient computer - come on, this should be Heinlein County!). Perhaps all this is meant as tribute to the three Grand Masters, but it just does not work in this story. Definitely not the best of the Near Space novels.