Tango Midnight

Tango Midnight➳ [Reading] ➶ Tango Midnight By Michael Cassutt ➩ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk It's 2005 and the world has changed International terrorists have released a genetically modified disease called X Pox on the world There is no greater challenge to medicine than finding a cure Bioche It's and the world has changed International terrorists have released a genetically modified disease called X Pox on the world There is no greater challenge to medicine than finding a cure Biochem billionaire Tad Mikleszewski called TM by nearly everyone is a space junkie who has been the primary investor backing the Spacelifter project a private attempt to build a single stage to orbit vehicle But Spacelifter's crucial test firing has failed and TM is going to pull the plug He has a better idea for getting himself into spacehe'll buy research time on the International Space Station to work on a cure for X Pox The Russians will sell him a seat on the Soyuz taxi vehicle for a mere millionBut the euipment in the Harmony Laboratory module was salvaged from old Russian military labs and perhaps TM's skills are a little bit out of date A tiny leak a small hole in the seal of the isolation box where TM is manipulating the X Pox pathogen and Harmony is contaminated by the disease that kills within three weeks Now it's a race against time to rescue the crew and decontaminate the Space Station NASA has a shuttle a month from launch and if Astronaut Kelly Gessner can be retrained in decontamination procedures they can push that up two weeks The Russians have a third Soyuz due off the assembly line but Astronaut Mark Koskinen NASA's chief of staff at Star City doesn't think they'll make it in time But whether Russian or American someone is going to have to get up there and fast. I was delighted to read another book featuring characters from Cassutt's excellent Missing Man and fascinated by the new characters introduced in Tango Midnight This is an incredibly compelling read with not a word wasted I loved the NASA historical anecdotes woven into the narrative too And as with Missing Man and Red Moon I greatly enjoyed the occasional surprises that emphasized the complexity of each character I heartily recommend this one If you are new to mysteries and suspense then perhaps you will think this is a great read If you like space and the possibilities of space then perhaps you will think this is a great read If you like the jargon of space and NASA then you will think this is a great readBut it is not The writing is very simplistic The plot is transparent early on and thus there is no suspense The use of flashbacks and scene chopping is maintained through a great deal of the work and makes the book a puzzle to readThe premise started well and if the book had gone in the direction of a Crichton thriller with the use of the biochemistry arena that the jacket purports it will then the story would have succeeded far better In all waste your money elsewhere Cassutt is not ready for fiction

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Tango Midnight
  • Michael Cassutt
  • English
  • 03 September 2016
  • 9780765345615