An experimental robot named Hunter and his team of human experts must find and disable the MC Governor robot, which is lost in an age of pirates and cutthroats.
Other than Rita being such an annoying waste of skin in the book, it is a lot of fun to read. I swear, though, she is obnoxious enough that you almost want to reach in the book and slap her. She has romanticized a period of bloody history completely out of reality and therefore tries to defend her buccaneer boyfriend/kidnapper.
The rest of the book is an interesting read, though. The science is a bit sketchy, involving Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and chaos theory. The interpretations are good, and it would be an excellent book for people between 10 and 15, as long as they are precocious enough to have heard of the two theories and can be assumed to understand how they may interact. The scientific details are good and the discussions are realistic and interesting.
The remainder of the dialogue is a bit sketchy, though. Sometimes the characters say things that don't make sense, like one person giving their opinion, and then another agreeing and then the first actually agreeing with himself. The dialogue is also frequently stilted, and doesn't seem like it comes from someone with much practice in discussing things. It is fun to watch Steve and Jane's awkward romance burgeoning, though.
A fun read, and a quick one if you read fast. Good book. Recommended.