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Pale Blue : A Thriller
by Mike Jenne


Overview - As the Project enters its final phase, Air Force Majors Carson and Ourecky are dispatched on an urgent mission to intercept and investigate a massive orbiting object suspected of harboring nuclear weapons. Emotionally exhausted, with his marriage teetering on the brink, Ourecky reluctantly accepts the assignment; in return for his sacrifice, he is promised an opportunity to go to MIT to pursue the Ph.D he has long desired.  Read more...

 
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Overview
As the Project enters its final phase, Air Force Majors Carson and Ourecky are dispatched on an urgent mission to intercept and investigate a massive orbiting object suspected of harboring nuclear weapons. Emotionally exhausted, with his marriage teetering on the brink, Ourecky reluctantly accepts the assignment; in return for his sacrifice, he is promised an opportunity to go to MIT to pursue the Ph.D he has long desired.

As they draw close to the mysterious satellite and prepare to destroy it, they are confronted with a dark secret that they will carry forever, and are forced to contemplate their own mortality and the dire prospect of dying in space.

On their return to earth, they are offered an opportunity almost too good to pass up, which entails flying into orbit yet again, except under considerably different circumstances. Ourecky wrestles with his decision, knowing that choosing to fly will almost certainly result in the loss of his marriage while Carson is finally granted an opportunity to fly in Vietnam. Although he is finally allowed to fulfill his dream of flying in combat, Carson soon discovers that there are some fates worse than death.

Pale Blue is the epic, high-flying conclusion to the Blue Gemini trilogy that will leave you breathless.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781631580840
  • ISBN-10: 1631580841
  • Publisher: Yucca Publishing
  • Publish Date: August 2016
  • Page Count: 568
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds

Series: Blue Gemini #2

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Jenne’s strong final Blue Gemini thriller (after Blue Darker than Black) concludes the trilogy in dramatic fashion. By 1972, American astronauts Maj. Drew Carson and Maj. Scott Ourecky, as part of the covert Blue Gemini space program, have flown seven missions “to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites.” But Carson and Ourecky face their greatest challenge yet after Lt. Gen. Rustam Abdirov pushes ahead with his plans for a Russian space station to be armed with nuclear weapons. Eager to end the stalemate between East and West, Abdirov tells his team that he hopes that deploying such a weapon will result in reducing all of America to radioactive rubble. Jenne, a former Special Forces officer, makes the threat of nuclear war feel real and draws on his own military training and aerospace expertise for plausible details. The narrative continues up to the present day, offering surprising developments that provide a satisfying resolution of the story of his two heroes. Agent: Peter Riva, International Transactions. (Aug.)

 
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