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I remember reading a review of this book around 2000, though I do not know when it was actually written. I believe that the soldier was killed during an investigation of some sort. His clone is sent as a replacement to find out what transpired.

  • Are you sure it was a soldier? It reminds me of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_of_Null-A, which is an old small series of books. – jv42 Jul 9 '13 at 8:13
  • This sounds pretty cool. I'm not 100% sure it was a soldier but pretty sure... and I don't think the book was quite so old. I think part of the mystery was recovering old memories or finding out how his clones died. – Hot Measle Oct 12 '13 at 11:23
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It could be Duncan Idaho in the Dune series (Dune Messiah and/or God Emperor of Dune). Frankly I can't recall the specifics, but I seem to recall that in at least one of them, the new Idaho clones had to undergo a certain trauma or imprinting in order to regain their past-life memories.

This played a role in several of the books including Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune. IIRC, there was also a ghola of a commander Teg.

The clones were called "gholas."

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It reminds me of #2 in Mike Resnick's The Widowmaker series - Widowmaker Reborn:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0553571613

also Walter Jon Williams' "Voice of the Whirlwind" might fit even better

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voice_of_the_Whirlwind

  • This might be it but I'm still not certain. Regardless, it sounds interesting and I'm going to check it out. Thanks! – Hot Measle Oct 15 '13 at 21:54
  • I remembered a better fit so I edited the answer. I hope you enjoy the Widowmaker series :) – user1395 Oct 16 '13 at 6:03

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