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.