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Eight Ball Boogie

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ISBN10 : 3960540698

Publisher : Edition Nautilus

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Privatdetektiv und Gelegenheitsjournalist Harry Rigby ist ein Freund von Zigaretten, vom leichten Leben und von Robert Ryan als Bösewicht in alten Schwarz-Weiß-Filmen. So weit, so gut! Doch als die Frau eines bekannten Politikers in ihrem besten Negligé ermordet wird, findet sich Rigby im Kreuzfeuer zwischen fiesen Paras, gehörnten Ehemännern und Interpol-Ermittlern und mitten im schwersten Koks-Blizzard, der den Nordwesten Irlands je getroffen hat. Als wäre das noch nicht genug, ist die Beziehung zu seiner Freundin Denise so eisig, dass er damit seine allzu häufig genossenen Drinks kühlen könnte – und obendrein ist sein psychotischer Bruder Gonzo zurückgekehrt, gewissenlos, kaltblütig und rachsüchtig wie ein verletzter Hai. Burkes rasiermesserscharfe, tempo- und pointenreiche Story ist ein wahnwitziges Krimivergnügen – angelehnt an Vorbilder des American Hardboiled wie Raymond Chandler und Elmore Leonard, aber unverwechselbar verortet im Post-Boom-Irland. "Eight Ball Boogie" ist Declan Burkes Debütroman und liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Sprache vor.

Slaughter's Hound

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 1907593640

Publisher : Liberties Press

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1575

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Book Summary: "I glanced up but he'd already jumped, a dark blur plummeting, wings folded against the drag like some starving hawk out of the noon sun, some angel betrayed. He punched through the cab's roof so hard he sent metal shearing into the petrol tank. All it took was one spark. Boom . . ."Harry Rigby is right there, an eye-witness when Finn Hamilton walks out into the big nothing nine stories up, but no one wants to believe Finn is just the latest statistic in Ireland's silent epidemic. Not Finn's mother, Saoirse Hamilton, whose property empire is crumbling around her; and not Finn's pregnant fiancé, Maria, or his sister Grainne; and especially not Detective Tohill, the cop who believes Rigby is a stone-cold killer, a slaughter's hound with a taste for blood . . . Welcome to Harry Rigby's Sligo, where death comes dropping slow. Studded with shards of black humour and mordant wit, Slaughter's Hound is a gripping noir from one of the most innovative voices in Irish crime fiction.

Down These Green Streets

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 1909718041

Publisher : Liberties Press

Number of Pages : 368

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1161

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Book Summary: This book suggests crime fiction is now the most relevant and valid form of writing which can deal with modern Ireland in terms of the post-'Troubles' landscape and post-Celtic Tiger economic boom. The book takes a chapter by chapter approach with each chapter and author discussing a different facet of Irish crime writing for example, Declan Hughes discusses the influence of American culture on Irish crime writing and Tana French reflects on crime fiction and the post-Celtic Tiger Irish identity. This publication is aimed at both the academic and general reader.

Absolute Zero Cool

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 1907593659

Publisher : Liberties Press

Number of Pages : 245

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Winner of the Crimefest 2012 Goldsboro Last Laugh Award Billy Karlsson needs to get real. Literally. A hospital porter with a sideline in euthanasia, Billy is a character trapped in the purgatory of an abandoned novel. Deranged by logic, driven beyond sanity, Billy makes his final stand: if killing old people won't cut the mustard, the whole hospital will have to go up in flames. Only his creator can stop him now, the author who abandoned Billy to his half-life limbo, in which Billy schemes to do whatever it takes to get himself published, or be damned . . .

Out of My Mind

Author : Sharon M. Draper

ISBN10 : 1416980458

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 304

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Over 1.5 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Out of My Mind and discovered the brilliant mind of Melody Brooks. Out of My Mind spent two years on the New York Times bestseller list! “If there’s one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this year, Out of My Mind should be it.” —The Denver Post “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Uplifting…This moving novel will makes activists of us all.” —Booklist (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

Absolute Zero Cool

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 3960541570

Publisher : Edition Nautilus

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1376

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Book Summary: Eine dreifach ausgezeichnete Krimi-Entdeckung aus Irland, wie Sie es noch nie gelesen haben! Billy Karlsson muss es einfach schaffen. Unbedingt. Der Krankenhausportier, der so ganz nebenbei ein bisschen Sterbehilfe betreibt, hängt als Figur in einem unvollendeten und unveröffentlichten Roman fest. Gefangen in dieser Vorhölle, geistig verwirrt und beinahe schon dem Wahnsinn nahe, muss er dringend etwas unternehmen, um endlich veröffentlicht zu werden. Denn wenn es schon nicht mehr genügt, alte Leute um die Ecke zu bringen, wird ihm wohl nur noch eines übrigbleiben: das Krankenhaus in die Luft zu jagen. Nur sein Schöpfer, der Autor, kann ihn noch aufhalten... Absolute Zero Cool stellt alle Traditionen des Krimigenres auf den Kopf und begeistert und verstört in gleichem Maße. Der Roman ist ein witziger selbstreflexiver Angriff auf das Genre selbst, eine einfallsreiche Story über die Fähigkeit des menschlichen Geistes, nicht nur schöpferisch, sondern auch zerstörerisch zu sein. Der Roman wurde mit dem Goldsboro Crime Fest Last Laugh Award 2012 für den witzigsten Krimi ausgezeichnet, stand auf der Shortlist des Irish Book Award 2011 (Kategorie "Crime Novel of the Year") und zählte zu den Best Books of the Year der Sunday Times.

The Lost and the Blind

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 1780106157

Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A contemporary thriller set in rural Ireland by a “comic genius [and] fine dramatic writer and storyteller” (Booklist). The elderly German, Karl Uxkull, was either senile or desperate for attention. Why else would he concoct a tale of Nazi atrocity on the remote island of Delphi, off the coast of Donegal? And why now, sixty years after the event, just when Irish-American billionaire Shay Govern has tendered for a gold prospecting license in Lough Swilly? Journalist Tom Noone doesn’t want to know. With his young daughter Emily to provide for, and a new ghostwriting commission for Shay Govern’s biography, the timing is all wrong. Besides, can it be mere coincidence that Karl Uxkull’s tale bears an uncanny resemblance to a thriller written by spy novelist Sebastian Devereaux, the reclusive English author who has spent the past fifty years holed up on Delphi? But when a body is discovered drowned, Tom and Emily find themselves running for their lives in pursuit of the truth that is their only hope of survival. “Burke has a real knack for dialogue and phrasing.” —Publishers Weekly “Readers will be rewarded with an unholy Chinese box of a thriller. Make that an Irish-German box.” —Kirkus Reviews

Slaughter's Hound

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 3960542054

Publisher : Edition Nautilus

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Harry Rigbys zweiter Fall: Er war dabei, er war Augenzeuge, als Finn Hamilton, der Radio-DJ, ins große Nichts spazierte, von seinem Studio aus, neun Stockwerke über ihm. Aber keiner kann glauben, dass Finn einfach nur die aktuellste Zahl in Irlands steigender Selbstmordstatistik sein soll. Nicht Finns Mutter, Saoirse Hamilton, deren Immobilienimperium langsam den Bach runtergeht, und nicht Finns schwangere Verlobte, Maria, auch nicht seine Schwester Grainne, und vor allem nicht Detective Tohill, der Bulle, der Rigby für den kaltblütigen Killer hält, für einen durstigen Bluthund. Schlecht für Rigbys Glaubwürdigkeit, dass er seine frühere Ermittlertätigkeit eigentlich an den Nagel gehängt hat und mit einem Taxiunternehmen nur notdürftig seine Drogenlieferungen kaschiert. Auch Finn Hamilton war sein Kunde ... In Harry Rigbys Sligo mäht der Tod mit Lust und Verve alles nieder. Mit "Slaughter's Hound" legt Declan Burke erneut eine rasiermesserscharfe, tiefschwarze und pointenreiche Story vor, in der längst nicht nur die Hunde bissig sind. Ein packender, schneller Noir von einem der innovativsten Schreiber irischer Kriminalliteratur. "›Slaughter's Hound‹ hat alles, was man von einem richtig schwarzen Noir erhoffen kann, aber das wirklich Besondere ist der Stil: straff, geschliffen und lebendig – ein reines Vergnügen." Tana French "Mehr kann man sich von einem Krimi einfach nicht wünschen – Action, Spannung, tolle Figuren und tolles Setting, all das in leichter Schwebe über dem lyrischen Ton eines Top-Schreibers seines Genres." Lee Child

The One and Only Bob

Author : Katherine Applegate

ISBN10 : 0062991337

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Juvenile Fiction

Viewed : 315

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Book Summary: Return to the unforgettable world of the Newbery Medal-winning and #1 New York Times bestselling novel The One and Only Ivan (soon to be a major motion picture!) in this incredible sequel, starring Ivan’s friend Bob! Bob sets out on a dangerous journey in search of his long-lost sister with the help of his two best friends, Ivan and Ruby. As a hurricane approaches and time is running out, Bob finds courage he never knew he had and learns the true meaning of friendship and family. Bob, Ivan, and Ruby have touched the hearts of millions of readers, and their story isn’t over yet. Catch up with these beloved friends before the star-studded film adaptation of The One and Only Ivan hits theaters in August 2020!

Dream Boogie

Author : Peter Guralnick

ISBN10 : 0316055158

Publisher : Back Bay Books

Number of Pages : 768

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: One of the most influential singers and songwriters of all time, Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes--the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. No biography has previously been written that fully captures Sam Cooke's accomplishments, the importance of his contribution to American music, the drama that accompanied his rise in the early days of the civil rights movement, and the mystery that surrounds his death. Bestselling author Peter Guralnick tells this moving and significant story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but. With appearances by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Fidel Castro, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Bob Dylan, and other central figures of this explosive era, DREAM BOOGIE is a compelling depiction of one man striving to achieve his vision despite all obstacles--and an epic portrait of America during the turbulent and hopeful 1950s and 1960s. The triumph of the book is the vividness with which Peter Guralnick conveys the astonishing richness of the black America of this era--the drama, force, and feeling of the story.

Bebop to the Boolean Boogie

Author : Clive Maxfield

ISBN10 : 9780080949505

Publisher : Newnes

Number of Pages : 568

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: This entertaining and readable book provides a solid, comprehensive introduction to contemporary electronics. It's not a "how-to-do" electronics book, but rather an in-depth explanation of how today's integrated circuits work, how they are designed and manufactured, and how they are put together into powerful and sophisticated electronic systems. In addition to the technical details, it's packed with practical information of interest and use to engineers and support personnel in the electronics industry. It even tells how to pronounce the alphabet soup of acronyms that runs rampant in the industry. Written in conversational, fun style that has generated a strong following for the author and sales of over 14,000 copies for the first two editions The Third Edition is even bigger and better, with lots of new material, illustrations, and an expanded glossary Ideal for training incoming engineers and technicians, and for people in marketing or other related fields or anyone else who needs to familiarize themselves with electronics terms and technology

Destiny and Power

Author : Instaread

ISBN10 : 1944195750

Publisher : Instaread

Number of Pages : 35

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: Summary of Destiny and Power: by Jon Meacham | Includes Analysis Preview: Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham is a biography of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States, who served from 1988 to 1992. The author argues that as president and as a politician, Bush used prudence and compromise to an extent that would seem out of place in today’s era of highly partisan US politics. George H.W. Bush had a varied career before winning the presidency: he was a Navy pilot, oilman, congressman, ambassador to the UN, envoy to China, head of the Republican Party, and later director of the CIA. In the executive branch, he first served as vice president of the United States under Ronald Reagan for eight years before beginning his own presidency… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Destiny and Power: • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Crime Always Pays

Author : Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 178010524X

Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd

Number of Pages : 288

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 583

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Book Summary: Who says crime doesn't pay? The perpetrators of a botched kidnap make their getaway in this hilarious sequel to The Big O Karen and Ray are on their way to the Greek islands to rendezvous with Madge and split the fat bag of cash they conned from her ex-husband Rossi when they kidnapped, well, Madge. But they’ve reckoned without Stephanie Doyle, the cop who can’t decide if she wants to arrest Madge, shoot Rossi, or ride off into the sunset with Ray. And then there’s Melody, the wannabe movie director, who’s pinning all her hopes on Sleeps, the narcoleptic getaway driver who just wants to go back inside and do some soft time. A European road-trip screwball noir, Crime Always Pays features cops and robbers, losers and hopers, villains, saints – and a homicidal Siberian wolf called Anna. The Greek islands will never be the same again.

Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance

Author : Keith Graves

ISBN10 : 1452104107

Publisher : Chronicle Books

Number of Pages : 32

Category : Juvenile Fiction

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Book Summary: Frank was a monster who wanted to dance. So he put on his hat, and his shoes made in France... and opened a jar and put ants in his pants! So begins this monstrously funny, deliciously disgusting, horrifyingly hilarious story of a monster who follows his dream. Keith Graves' wacky illustrations and laugh-out-loud text will tickle the funny bone and leave readers clamoring for an encore.

Bad Boy

Author : Walter Dean Myers

ISBN10 : 0061974935

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 240

Category : Young Adult Nonfiction

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Book Summary: New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers traveled back to his roots in this memoir that is gripping, funny, and ultimately unforgettable. Don’t miss this memoir by a former National Ambassador of Books for Young People! As a boy, Myers was quick-tempered and physically strong, always ready for a fight. He also read voraciously—he would check out books from the library and carry them home, hidden in brown paper bags in order to avoid other boys' teasing. He aspired to be a writer (and he eventually succeeded). But as his hope for a successful future diminished, the values he had been taught at home, in school, and in his community seemed worthless, and he turned to the streets and to his books for comfort. Here, in his own words, is the story of one of the most important voices of our time.

The Story of Boogie-Woogie

Author : Peter J. Silvester

ISBN10 : 0810869330

Publisher : Scarecrow Press

Number of Pages : 438

Category : Music

Viewed : 1699

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Book Summary: The Story of Boogie-Woogie: A Left Hand Like God examines the socio-historical background of the boogie-woogie piano style, from its early appearances in the barrelhouses of lumber, turpentine, and railroad camps in the southern United States, to its emergence at rent parties in Chicago and St. Louis, to its rise as a popular form of music in the nightclubs of New York, to its status as an international craze during World War II. In this enhanced revision of A Left Hand Like God, Peter J. Silvester presents a comprehensive history of boogie-woogie, describing the style's appearance and development, its offshoots, and the pianists who made it famous, and studying its impact on rhythm and blues, urban blues, and big band swing, leading to the eventual revival of 'classical' boogie-woogie in concerts and festivals. Silvester discusses significant European and American pianists of boogie-woogie throughout history, providing biographical information about their life styles and musical influences and offering an analysis of their important recordings. The book also includes a new chapter on the contribution of national and independent record companies to the recording of boogie-woogie music. A thorough bibliography and a final appendix providing many of the bass patterns common in boogie-woogie make this a valuable reference.

Books to Die For

Author : John Connolly,Declan Burke

ISBN10 : 1451696582

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 560

Category : Literary Collections

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Book Summary: The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Boy On Ice

Author : John Branch

ISBN10 : 1443417068

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Sports & Recreation

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Book Summary: The Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter’s heartbreaking account of the life and shocking death of the toughest man in hockey. Boy on Ice is New York Times reporter John Branch’s chronicle of Boogaard’s tragic life and death. A human story in the tradition of Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side, it’s a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports—from peewees to professionals—and damage that reaches far beyond the game. Derek Boogaard was a mountain of a man who lived an almost mythic sports story: from pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, to a first NHL contract in Minnesota, to the storied New York Rangers as the most feared enforcer in the league. A gentle young man, he was a brutal fighter on ice skates, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But at 28, his death from an overdose of painkillers in the wake of a series of concussions helped shatter the silence about violence in professional sports.

Unbroken

Author : Laura Hillenbrand

ISBN10 : 0679603751

Publisher : Random House

Number of Pages : 528

Category : Biography & Autobiography

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Book Summary: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will. Unbroken is an unforgettable testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit, brought vividly to life by Seabiscuit author Laura Hillenbrand. Hailed as the top nonfiction book of the year by Time magazine • Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for biography and the Indies Choice Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year award “Extraordinarily moving . . . a powerfully drawn survival epic.”—The Wall Street Journal “[A] one-in-a-billion story . . . designed to wrench from self-respecting critics all the blurby adjectives we normally try to avoid: It is amazing, unforgettable, gripping, harrowing, chilling, and inspiring.”—New York “Staggering . . . mesmerizing . . . Hillenbrand’s writing is so ferociously cinematic, the events she describes so incredible, you don’t dare take your eyes off the page.”—People “A meticulous, soaring and beautifully written account of an extraordinary life.”—The Washington Post “Ambitious and powerful . . . a startling narrative and an inspirational book.”—The New York Times Book Review “Magnificent . . . incredible . . . [Hillenbrand] has crafted another masterful blend of sports, history and overcoming terrific odds; this is biography taken to the nth degree, a chronicle of a remarkable life lived through extraordinary times.”—The Dallas Morning News “An astonishing testament to the superhuman power of tenacity.”—Entertainment Weekly “A tale of triumph and redemption . . . astonishingly detailed.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “[A] masterfully told true story . . . nothing less than a marvel.”—Washingtonian “[Hillenbrand tells this] story with cool elegance but at a thrilling sprinter’s pace.”—Time “Hillenbrand [is] one of our best writers of narrative history. You don’t have to be a sports fan or a war-history buff to devour this book—you just have to love great storytelling.”—Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Martian

Author : Andy Weir

ISBN10 : 0804139032

Publisher : Ballantine Books

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1980

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Book Summary: Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old "human error" are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills—and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit—he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?