Ben Bova started writing his Grand Tour series some twenty years ago. I read a middle book in the series two years ago, then sought out this book for future reading. I've had a fascination with the concept of a power satellite since reading [b:Colonies In Space|1672032|Colonies In Space|T.A. Heppenheimer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1365589917s/1672032.jpg|1667039] as a kid.
This book has some sci fi, but is more of a techno-thriller. I liked the main character Dan Randolph far less than the older version of him from [b:The Precipice|267302|The Precipice (Asteroid Wars, #1)|Ben Bova|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1312231973s/267302.jpg|293551], and the romance aspects seemed forced to me. Other than that, the story was decent enough to like; I will continue to read this series.