With no new Matt Reilly this year - Velocity is the one to buy.
Strap in for a supersonic ride as Velocity blasts 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 …
The MAN - an astronaut who has lost his mojo
The MISSION - to seek and destroy a hijacked space shuttle
The CARGO - enough weapons grade Uranium-235 to irradiate Manhattan
The STAKES - the woman he loves and the fate of a city …
About the Author
Steve Worland has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and the USA. He has written scripts for Working Title and Icon Productions, worked in script development for James Cameron's Lightstorm and wrote Fox Searchlight's Bootmen, which won five Australian Film Institute awards. Steve also wrote the action-comedy telemovie Hard Knox, episodes of the television series Big Sky and the Saturn award-winning Farscape. He is currently writing a sequel to Velocity.
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In Velocity, fast paced action and intrigue is accompanied by humor and heart with a touch of romance (because the hero always gets his girl). An exciting, funny and quick read, I've gifted Velocity to my dad for Father's Day and I have no doubt he will enjoy it.
Judd Bell is a NASA astronaut who has lost his mojo. Ever since his best friend was killed in a shuttle disaster, he’s been doubting himself, and the strain is starting to show. But when terrorists hijack the space shuttle Atlantis, taking his girlfriend captive and preparing to crash a nuclear satellite on US soil, he has to step up, prove he’s a steely-eyed missile man, and save the day. From Cape Canaveral to the central Australian desert, Velocity is a high-concept action conspiracy blockbuster, filled with quirky characters—a nutty Australian chopper pilot who talks to his dog, a nasty German ex-pop star villain—and explosive action that would be super-expensive to film, but is very reasonably priced to read. If you enjoy Matthew Reilly or the movies Mission: Impossible, Die Hard or Armageddon, you’ll love this too. Steve Worland is a screenwriter by trade, and his debut novel is paced exactly like the big-budget movie it will probably become. The plot is completely over the top, the action is utterly unbelievable, and the characters are straight from Hollywood central casting, but it’s perfectly executed and fabulous fun, and I loved every minute.
Review by Lachlan Jobbins (Source: Bookseller+Publisher)
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd August 2012
Weight (kg): 23.2