Dimensions:9.5in x 6.44 x 1.44 in | 1.58 lb
Page Count:480 pages
AN UNMATCHED TRACK RECORD: Chris Hadfield has created three wildly different books before this one, and all of them became #1 bestsellers.
THRILLING AUTHENTICITY: No other thriller or science fiction writer has lived in space or experienced space travel first-hand.
SPACE HISTORY: Hadfield, who worked closely with Russian astronauts, has researched every aspect of the space programme, from the technical to the geopolitical, to create his fictional Apollo 18 mission.
SIMULTANEOUS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION: We’re launching on the same day, with Quercus in the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth, and Little Brown in the US.
A NEW EDITION OF AN ASTRONAUT’S GUIDE TO LIFE ON EARTH, WITH A NEW AFTERWORD: to celebrate the launch of The Apollo Murders.
ONE OF INDOGO'S BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2021
“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, New York Times bestselling author of Find You First
“A nail-biting Cold War thriller set against a desperate Apollo mission that never really happened … or did it? 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, writer and director of Avatar and Titanic
“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Day of the Jackal and The Fox
“An explosive thriller from a writer who has actually been to Space and back… Strap in for the ride.” —Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X novels
“Ambitious . . . clever . . . [and] gutsy. . . . Rich in the kind of scientific and technical details that made Andy Weir’s The Martian (2014) and Kim Stanley Robinson’s Aurora (2015) such treats, the book also features very well drawn characters, natural-sounding dialogue, and a story that leads the reader to expect a spectacular conclusion (and delivers it). Perfect for fans of science fiction/mystery combos.” —Booklist
“Chris Hadfield’s twisty thriller blasts off and turns the Cold War hot, as superpower conflict erupts in the cramped confines of the Apollo module. America’s final moon mission confronts even greater challenges: an armed Soviet orbiter, an aggressive moon rover and a cosmonaut determined to draw a line in the regolith. Old-school tech is the background for machine guns in space and knife fights on the moon—and it’s all entirely plausible, written by someone who could have been there.” —Mike Cooper, author of The Downside
“Col. Hadfield’s bona fides are unimpeachable—but it’s his inventive action sequences and keen eye for illuminating details that propel The Apollo Murders ever skyward. Brace yourself, because with Hadfield at the stick, you’re in for a stellar thrill ride that’ll leave you breathless.” —Chris Holm, author of The Killing Kind
“[A] spectacular alternate history thriller. . . . [Hadfield’s] mastery of the details enables him to generate high levels of tension . . . An intelligent and surprising nail-biter that Tom Clancy fans will relish.” — Publishers Weekly
“Former astronaut Chris Hadfield gives us a relentlessly exciting, deeply intriguing insider’s look at the prime years of the Apollo space program, ingeniously weaving together three of the coldest, darkest things in existence—Cold War politics, space and murder. Hadfield also gives us a hero in former test pilot Kaz who is willing to risk both career and life to stop a trail of blood extending from the Earth to the Moon. Nothing short of brilliant!” —Stephen Mack Jones, author of the August Snow thriller series
“Chris Hadfield has deftly combined fact and fiction in a gripping tale of high-stakes treachery. Told against the background of the amazing Apollo space program, this story of Cold War tensions, dark secrets and an ego gone over the edge builds to an explosive and satisfying finale.” —John Verdon, internationally bestselling author of the Dave Gurney series
“An exciting journey into an alternate past.” —Andy Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Project Hail Mary