By Rankin, Ian
In Europe, the Americans are pulling out their troops in a tide of isolationism. Britain is torn between loyalties to 'the special relationship' and its continental cousins. In America, a space shuttle crashes on landing, killing all but one of the crew: British astronaut Mike Dr...eyfuss. Halfway across the world, Martin Hepton, an English ground control technician watches as they lose contact with the most advanced satellite on earth. A colleague of Hepton's who suspects something strange is going on is signed off sick, and never returns. As Hepton investigates, his trail leads him to Dreyfuss, the MI6, the NSA, and back to Jill, his former girlfriend and now hotshot journalist. But the bigger the secret, the more they will kill to keep it hidden...Read more
Ian Rankin is the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller of over thirty novels and creator of John Rebus. His books have been translated into thirty-six languages and have been adapted for radio, the stage and the screen. Rankin is the recipient of four Crime Writers' Association Dagger Awards, including the Diamond Dagger, the UK's most prestigious award for crime fiction. In the United States, he has won the celebrated Edgar Award and been shortlisted for the Anthony Award. In Europe, he has won Denmark's Palle Rosenkrantz Prize, the French Grand Prix du Roman Noir and the German Deutscher Krimipreis. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from universities across the UK, is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature, and has received an OBE for his services to literature. Website: IanRankin.net Twitter: @Beathhigh Facebook: IanRankinBooks
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