This is a story based on a young woman named Jazz who lives in a city on the “Moon” called Artemis, a tourist attraction and home to a small group of citizens. She lives on her own and doesn’t get along with her father, a welder. Jazz works as a porter, delivering packages to local patrons. But also earns extra money on the side by sneaking in contraband items. She hopes to one day earn her certification as an EVA specialist. Where she can give tours and earn a lot more money.
One day, one of her patrons, a man named Trond, offers her a lot of money to sabotage the ore harvesters of the Sanchez Aluminium Company. So, he can ultimately buy the company and get the contract to produce the city’s oxygen. Jazz accepts the offer for one million slugs. Jazz borrows welding equipment from her father and sneaks out of the city to the harvesters.
After sabotaging one of the harvesters, Jazz is caught on camera from the other harvesters. Jazz quickly blows up three of the four harvesters and is pursued by a group of EVA specialists. Although the EVA specialists make it back to the city before she does. She sneaks in the airlock to the Visitor Center.
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However, Dale, her former best friend, catches her but lets her go if she agrees to be friends again. Jazz reports back to Trond at his home, but she finds that he’s been murdered. And Jazz decides to investigate Trond’s murder by interviewing a man named Jin Chu. A Chinese businessman that Trond spoke to earlier at his home. Jazz sneaks into Jin’s hotel room but encounters a Brazilian mobster named Alvarez. They fight, but Jazz manages to lock him out of the room and he runs away.
Jazz finds a small cable, a ZAFO cable, in the hotel room and then hides in a vent. As she is scared for her life. Jin sends Jazz a message thanking her for dealing with Alvarez and wants to meet to discuss what to do next. Jin and Jazz meet at her father’s welding shop. Where Jin reveals that he profited off both Trond and the Brazilian mob, O Palacio. Who owns the Sanchez Aluminum factory, by selling them information about how profitable ZAFO cables can be if produced in Artemis. Then Jin betrays Jazz and Alvarez is there to kill her.
Fortunately, Jazz planned ahead and escapes in an airlock as Jin and Alvarez pass out to neon gas. Jin, Alvarez, and Jazz are arrested, but Jazz is released by the Artemis Administrator, Ngugi. Jazz brings the ZAFO cable to her friend, Svoboda, and they learn that the cable is an extremely efficient cable that can be used in the telecommunications industry that will be worth trillions of dollars. And Jazz brings this up with Ngugi, who pulls a gun on Jazz and explains that she is aware that the O Palacio organization wants to manufacture the ZAFO cable on the moon because that’s the only place it can be manufactured. Jazz decides to assemble all of her contacts, including her father, to destroy the smelter in the Sanchez aluminum factory before the O Palacio organization can send up more mobsters from Earth.
Dave and Jazz take a rover to the Sanchez Aluminum factory and Jazz welds an air shelter that her father built to the outside of the factory wall. She cuts a tunnel through the wall and enters the aluminum factory. After releasing chlorine into the air that sends all of the workers on the train back to the city. Jazz makes sure the smelter overheats, which will ensure that the factory is destroyed. Just as she is about to escape, Jazz notices that a woman, Loretta Sanchez, the brilliant chemist who owns Sanchez Aluminum, is walking around the factory floor.
Jazz goes back to save Loretta and after a struggle, both are safely on the rover with Dave. The smelter is destroyed, and as they approach the city. They notice that everyone has been knocked out because the smelter meltdown produced chloroform, or knockout gas, that entered Artemis’ air supply. Jazz goes to the city security office for a Gizmo that can access the Life Support Center and encounters Alvarez, who hadn’t passed out because he was locked in an airlock. Jazz defeats Alvarez and makes her way to the Life Support center of Artemis, realizing that unless they pump fresh air from Trond’s secret supply of oxygen, the people of Artemis will die.
In order to access Trond’s air supply, they have to open the values outside the city. Jazz gets into a large hamster ball, while Dave opens the proper valves for the air. However, one of the values gets stuck and Jazz punctures her hamster ball with a sharp pipe in order to get the valve to open. The air flows, but she is knocked back & passes out. Jazz wakes up after recovering from the radiation from the sun. And having spent three minutes in the vacuum of space. Jazz uses the money she received from Lene, Trond’s daughter, to rebuild her father’s welding shop that she had destroyed.
Ngugi tells Jazz that she’ll be deported; however, Jazz negotiates that if she were to be deported. All types of contraband would start to get in Artemis because she controls what comes in and out of the city. Ngugi agrees that Jazz can stay. But Jazz must pay a fine that wipes out most of the money she received from Lene. In the end, Jazz continues her business as a smuggler. But also looks to invest in the prospective company that will begin to develop and produce ZAFO cables.
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Artemis is 2017 novel written by Andy Weir. This science Fiction novel holds copyright issue so we can’t paste the PDF download links here. But Epub link is given below.