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The year is 2008
The next race to the Moon has begun
Not to make new discoveries
But to bury old secrets
THE PLACE The International Space Station. Docked to it, the Space Shuttle Constitution. Crewed by ten astronauts trained to recover the $100-million cargo aboard the first privately launched lunar sample-return mission.
THE EVENT Sabotage. The containers from the Moon hold more than rocks and moondust, and there are those who are willing to kill to keep that knowledge from the world.
So begins the riveting new novel by acclaimed writing team Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens -- a relentless tale of high-tech conspiracy and suspense that reaches back to the darkest secrets of the space race of the 1960s, and ahead to the startling new technologies that will drive us to the Moon in the next decade.
Freefall marks the long-awaited return of the heroes of Icefire -- the Reeves-Stevens novel Stephen King hailed as: "The best suspense novel of its kind since The Hunt for Red October."
Now U.S. Navy Captain Mitch Webber, outspoken oceanographer Cory Rey, and Air Force Major Wilhemina Bailey of the United States Space Command are reunited in an even more harrowing adventure that pits them against the ruthless inheritors of a staggering conspiracy that could change history.
From the covert infiltration of China's most secure aerospace facility and the stirring heroism of astronauts and cosmonauts confronting disaster in space, to sudden violence on ordinary suburban streets and the startling revelation of America's most secret space program, Freefall is a nonstop explosive read that in true Reeves-Stevens fashion makes readers wonder where truth ends and fiction begins.
The heroes of the "Los Angeles Times" bestselling "Icefire" return in a new novel of conspiracy and suspense. Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Cory Ray stumbles upon proof of what really happened to a Russian cosmonaut killed more than 40 years before. Original.
During the height of the Cold War, an ultra-secret agency charged with keeping space safe for America was created within the United States Air Force, the United States Space Force (USSF). But this service hides an even darker secret, the death of a Russian cosmonaut, the CIA's 'insurance' to make sure that America would be the first to the moon. Forty years later, Cory Rey, a mission specialist on the International Space Station stumbles over the proof of what happened on the moon during the heady days of the Apollo moon missions. Suddenly she and her ex lover, Mitch Webber, are caught up in an international race to the moon, with each nation looking to exploit this cosmonaut's death to their own advantage.