Strap in for a supersonic ride asVelocityblasts off at mach speed. From NASA's Cape Canaveral to the Central Australian desert, screenwriter Steve Worland's debut thriller sets a heart-stopping pace. A cast of brilliant characters combined with explosive action make this hugely enjoyable novel a genuine blockbuster. THE ULTIMATE TEST OF COURAGE TheMAN -an astronaut who has lost his mojo TheMISSION -to seek and destroy a hijacked space shuttle TheCARGO -enough weapons grade Uranium-235 to irradiate Manhattan TheSTAKES -the woman he loves and the fate of a city 'A brilliant rollercoaster ride of a novel. I couldn't put it down.'Hugh Jackman 'If you enjoy Matthew Reilly... you'll love this.'Bookseller+Publisher
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