Years before NASA planned to travel to Mars,
and before the International Space Station ever reached orbit,
the future of America’s space program hung in the balance....
After the 1986 tragedy of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the technicians of NASA hoped to create a failsafe shuttle, incapable of malfunctioning. With the space shuttle Lightning, all systems were go....
Then lightning struck twice.
America’s greatest technological achievement has been sabotaged. First an engine malfunctions. Then, another. Now Lightning is desperately trying to land, racing against time - and a powerful and unseen enemy will do anything to make the first flight of Lightning its last....
“An insider’s look at the secretive world of space exploration. Truly a good read.” (Nelson DeMille, best-selling author of The Gold Coast and The Charm School)
“Chilling...a riveting climax.” (Joe Weber, best-selling author of DEFCON One)
“Heart stopping...one of the best thrillers of the year.” (Charles Ryan, author of The Capricorn Quadrant)