Space station down

by Bova, Ben, 1932-2020

Format: Book on CD 2020
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When an ultra-rich space tourist visits the orbiting International Space Station, NASA expects a $100 million win-win: his visit will bring in much needed funding and publicity. But the tourist venture turns into a scheme of terror. Together with an extremist cosmonaut, the tourist slaughters all the astronauts on board the million-pound ISS-and prepares to crash it into New York City at 17,500 miles an hour, causing more devastation than a hundred atomic bombs. In doing so, they hope to annihilate the world's financial system. All that stands between them and their deadly goal is the lone survivor aboard the ISS, Kimberly Hasid-Robinson, a newly divorced astronaut who has barricaded herself in a secure area.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kimberley Hadid-Robinson, a NASA astronaut serving on the International Space Station (ISS), is in the Japanese Module conducting experiments when she witnesses the murder of the mixed American and Russian crew by the new arrivals from Russia's Soyuz capsule. These terrorists then stream a video to Earth, threatening to deorbit the Space Station and crash it into New York City while spreading its load of radioactive plutonium all over the east coast. The action picks up from there as Kimberly struggles to contact Earth and let NASA know she is still alive. Meanwhile, her ex-husband Scott is at NASA headquarters in Washington putting together a rescue plan that will keep the ISS out of Earth's atmospheric drag--and out of the path of anti-satellite missiles. Bova and Beason's first collaboration is a winner, with a tightly written, swiftly paced narrative full of technical information about the ISS and the inner workings of NASA, empathetic characters from diverse backgrounds, and international intrigue. Readers of Gregory Benford and Larry Niven will enjoy this standalone novel."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Bova (the Grand Tour series) and Beason (Kill Zone) misfire with this uninspired sci-fi thriller, which reads like a mash-up of Die Hard and Apollo 13 set in the near future. Kimberly Hadid-Robinson is the senior ranking American astronaut on the International Space Station when it unexpectedly comes under attack. Kazakhstani cosmonaut Farid Hazood and Qatari space tourist Adama Bakhet arrive on the ISS determined to seize it for themselves. The pair slaughters everyone on board except Kimberly, who learns their plan to crash the ISS into New York City, killing millions. When news of their attack reaches the ground, the U.S. president considers proactively destroying the ISS, creating a frantic race against the clock for Kimberly and her ex-husband, NASA Lieut. Col. Scott Robinson. Scott and Kimberly's relationship forms a poorly integrated romantic subplot that feels especially out-of-place given the high stakes. The reader's suspension of disbelief will falter when Kimberly is forced to use sriracha sauce as a weapon and fall apart completely in the face of the authors' odd choice to jump forward two days in the middle of the action. This disappoints. (Aug.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects International Space Station -- Fiction.
Astronauts -- Fiction.
Terrorists -- Fiction.
Space tourism -- Fiction.
Terrorism -- Prevention -- Fiction.
Outer space -- Fiction.
Science fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] :Tantor Audio,2020
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Beason, Doug, author.
Desz, Samantha, narrator.
Tantor Media, publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Samantha Desz.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 8 audio discs (9 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781705210246
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