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The Apollo Murders

Chris Hadfield



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12 October 2021
GALAXY BOOKSELLER PICK ---- This is part fiction and part harrowing, mind-boggling facts that sound like fiction! 34 stories high, 160 million horsepower, 17500 mph and 1/9 chance of failure - one hell of a ride! Hadfield’s been-there-done-bio is ridiculous, with firsthand knowledge of the technical details that are woven into this impressively layered and twisting narrative. A fantastic, engrossing and believable read, this is for fans of The Martian, space travel and anyone fascinated by the insane engineering feats that got us to the moon. Craig


An exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race, by astronaut and New York Times bestselling author Chris Hadfield.

'An exciting journey to an alternate past' Andy Weir, author of The Martian

'Nail-biting' James Cameron, writer and director of Avatar and Titanic

'Not to be missed' Frederick Forsyth, author of The Day of the Jackal

'Explosive' Gregg Hurwitz, author of Orphan X

'Exciting, authentic' Linwood Barclay, author of Find You First

'[A] stellar thrill ride' Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind

'Gripping' John Verdon, author of the Dave Gurney series

'Relentlessly exciting' Stephen Mack Jones, author of August Snow

1973: a final, top-secret mission to the Moon. Three astronauts in a tiny module, a quarter of a million miles from home. A quarter of a million miles from help.

As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the lunar surface, old rivalries blossom and the political stakes are stretched to breaking point back on Earth. Houston flight controller Kazimieras 'Kaz' Zemeckis must do all he can to keep the NASA crew together, while staying one step ahead of his Soviet rivals. But not everyone on board Apollo 18 is quite who they appear to be.

Full of fascinating technical detail, twists and tension, The Apollo Murders puts you right there in the moment. Experience the dark majesty of space, the fierce G-forces of launch and the rush of holding on to the outside of a spacecraft travelling at 17,000 mph, as told by a former Commander of the International Space Station who has done all of those things in real life.

Strap in and count down for the ride of a lifetime.

By:   Chris Hadfield
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 44mm
Weight:   600g
ISBN:   9781529406825
ISBN 10:   152940682X
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   12 October 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

CHRIS HADFIELD is one of the most seasoned and accomplished astronauts in the world. The top graduate of the U.S. Air Force test pilot school in 1988 and U.S. Navy test pilot of the year in 1991, Colonel Hadfield was CAPCOM for 25 shuttle missions and NASA's Director of Operations in Russia. Hadfield served as Commander of the International Space Station where, while conducting a record-setting number of scientific experiments and overseeing an emergency spacewalk, he gained worldwide acclaim for his breathtaking photographs and educational videos about life in space. His music video, a zero-gravity version of David Bowie's 'Space Oddity', has nearly 50 million views, and his TED talk on fear has been viewed over 10 million times. He helped create and judge the BBC TV series Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?, and has a MasterClass on exploration. Chris Hadfield's books An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, You Are Here and The Darkest Dark have been bestsellers all around the world.

Reviews for The Apollo Murders

An explosive thriller from a writer who has actually been to Space and back. Strap in for the ride! * Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X novels * A nail-biting cold war thriller . . . It's a very rare book that combines so many things I love, from taut suspense and highly realistic action, to the golden age of space exploration. I couldn't put it down * James Cameron, writer and director of Avatar and Titanic * There's maybe one person on Earth with the writing chops and the expertise to write a to-the-Moon thriller this exciting, this authentic. Chris Hadfield is that guy * Linwood Barclay, New York Times bestselling author of Find You First * Not to be missed. Even in fiction there is authenticity. It is either there... or it is not. With Chris Hadfield it is, because everything he describes he has really seen * Frederick Forsyth, New York Times bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal and The Fox * A relentlessly exciting, deeply intriguing insider's look at the prime years of the Apollo space program, ingeniously weaving together three of the coldest, darkest things in existence - Cold War politics, space, and murder * Stephen Mack Jones, author of the August Snow series * Hadfield's bona fides are unimpeachable - but it's his inventive action sequences and keen eye for illuminating details that propel THE APOLLO MURDERS ever skyward in this stellar thrill ride * Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind * Chris Hadfield has deftly combined fact and fiction in a gripping tale of high-stakes treachery [that] builds to an explosive and satisfying finale. * John Verdon, internationally bestselling author of the Dave Gurney series *

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