The Apollo Murders (Hardback)
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The Apollo Murders (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 12/10/2021
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The page-turning debut crime thriller from beloved astronaut Chris Hadfield mines Cold War rivalry and interstellar intrigue as murder stalks the confines of an Apollo space rocket on the far side of the moon.  

The far side of the Moon, 1973. Three astronauts are trapped in a tiny Apollo module, and one of them has murder on the mind . . .

From internationally bestselling astronaut Chris Hadfield comes an exceptional Cold War thriller from the dark heart of the Space Race. As Russian and American crews sprint for a secret bounty hidden away on the Moon's 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 the fascinating technical detail that fans of The Martian loved, and reminiscent of the thrilling claustrophobia, twists and tension of The Hunt for Red October, The Apollo Murders puts you right there in the moment, a quarter of a million miles from home - a quarter of a million miles from help. Experience the fierce G-forces of launch, the frozen loneliness of Space and the fear of holding on to the outside of a spacecraft orbiting the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour, 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.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529406856
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 44 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Commander Hadfield takes us on an exciting journey into an alternate past. And who better to write about astronauts than an astronaut himself!' - Andy Weir, author of The Martian

'An explosive thriller from a writer who has actually been to Space and back. Strap in for the ride!' - Gregg Hurwitz, 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

'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

'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

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“A tense, grippingly immersive thriller”

Taking us right into the heart of an Apollo mission in the midst of the Cold War tensions between the US and the USSR, this is a slow-burning, yet incredibly gripping, thriller which kept me entirely in its grasp as... More

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“Incredibly detailed and highly entertaining….”

“The Apollo Murders” by former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, is a cracking debut Cold War thriller, that quite literally blew my mind into orbit. With his unrivalled universe expertise... More

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“Good read”

Enjoyed this book a lot. Good pace and great links back to the space race and Apollo programme. Slightly far fetched but I hope there’s more books to come from Mr Hadfield.

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