|Orbit (1982) [Novel]|
by Thomas Block
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You're always terrified when you fly. You're only imagining that the engines are roaring too loudly, the plane is flying too fast, too high . Except this time you're right. The most spectacular occurrence in avia tion history has just happened. The two rocket engines of the hypersonic Star Streak superliner have been de liberately jammed wide open, and Flight 14 with over one hundred ter rified passengers has gone into orbit around the earth! Orbit is the gripping, minute-by minute story of the men, women, and children of Flight 14, their oxygen supply almost gone, floating weight less in the cabin of their crippled plane . of the desperate search for the saboteur who controls their fate . of the NASA ground crew's race against time to launch a rescue space shuttle . of the courageous pilot trying to reassure his passengers while masking his own terror. For only he knows the truth: The Star Streak will burn like a Fourth of July rocket when it re-enters the atmosphere. Supercharged with suspense you could never imagine, building to a climax you will never forget, Orbit is a reading experience unlike any other.
Original title: Orbit
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Survival→ General