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It is time to start colonizing the solar system. Ex-astronaut, current space advisor, and all-out troubleshooter for the president, Jake, is determined to make it happen.

And what better way than to return to America’s glory by returning to the moon and setting up a permanent moon-base which can then serve as the launching pad for Mars and beyond.

But as usual, political intrigue and conflicting priorities are threatening the whole program. Add to that a president who is about to die, a strong contingent in the legislative body which thinks that money spent on a moon-base is money wasted, and the general apathy of the public, and you have an almost impossible task.

Even NASA, natural enthusiasts of a project like this, are dragging their feet because they have lost control of the top-spot in the project.

But none of those opposing forces have contended with the resolve and the skill of Jake Ross. He will create the base on the moon. He will send humans out to many worlds.

©2021 Ben Bova (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Happy Ending

A very typical novel from this author who has clearly developed a style that works for him. The last three chapters are riveting and quite exciting but you have to sit through 40 others that aren’t. It’s a great book but not great literature.

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Wasn't sure what to expect but...

I really enjoyed this book. Though I often curse myself, I appreciate a story told without all the profanity and obscenity of the current day. Interesting premise and I can see that there is more ahead.
Has an old sci fi feel to it that I like a great deal, while still being set in modern times.

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Sci-Fi or political thriller?

This book is 1 part science fiction and 9 parts political intrigue. If that’s what you’re in to, you may like it.
Strangely, the climax of the book has very little to do with the bulk of the story. It’s almost as if the author started writing with one end in mind, then changed mid-way through, and in the end went with a third idea. There’s nothing wrong with the book per se, it’s just rather meandering.

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Same as his Peacekeepers book

no difference. same as the Peacekeeprs what was released in 1-16-2015

Peacekeepers
By: Ben Bova
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
Release date: 01-16-15