Pale Blue

A Thriller

Part of Blue Gemini
LIST PRICE $24.99

About The Book

As the Project enters its final phase, Air Force Majors Carson and Ourecky are dispatched on an urgent mission to intercept and investigate a massive orbiting object suspected of harboring nuclear weapons. Emotionally exhausted, with his marriage teetering on the brink, Ourecky reluctantly accepts the assignment; in return for his sacrifice, he is promised an opportunity to go to MIT to pursue the Ph.D he has long desired.

As they draw close to the mysterious satellite and prepare to destroy it, they are confronted with a dark secret that they will carry forever, and are forced to contemplate their own mortality and the dire prospect of dying in space.

On their return to earth, they are offered an opportunity almost too good to pass up, which entails flying into orbit yet again, except under considerably different circumstances. Ourecky wrestles with his decision, knowing that choosing to fly will almost certainly result in the loss of his marriage while Carson is finally granted an opportunity to fly in Vietnam. Although he is finally allowed to fulfill his dream of flying in combat, Carson soon discovers that there are some fates worse than death.

Pale Blue is the epic, high-flying conclusion to the Blue Gemini trilogy that will leave you breathless.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Yucca (August 30, 2016)
  • Length: 568 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781631580840

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Raves and Reviews

"Jenne’s strong final Blue Gemini thriller (after Blue Darker than Black) concludes the trilogy in dramatic fashion. Jenne, a former Special Forces officer, makes the threat of nuclear war feel real and draws on his own military training and aerospace expertise for plausible details. The narrative continues up to the present day, offering surprising developments that provide a satisfying resolution of the story of his two heroes." —Publishers Weekly

“Blue Gemini immersed us among the real and fictional characters and circumstances of the Space Age in the late 1960s. Blue Darker Than Black thoroughly interweaved their tales, all while maintaining a high level of exciting believability. Now Pale Blue brings those entwined stories to their unexpected but satisfying conclusions. If you are like me, you will finish this book with tears in your eyes and a smile on your lips, admiring Mike Jenne’s ability to tell several stories at once so convincingly.” —Dr. John Charles, PhD, senior life sciences manager for the space agency, published spaceflight historian, and lifelong space enthusiast

“This work has it all—cold war tension that goes nuclear in the cosmos, then dramatically moves to a prison camp in Vietnam. Punctuated by espionage, counterintelligence, conspiracies, bravery, sacrifice, and moving human drama among the characters, this work uses fiction with plausible scenarios to bracing effect.” —Colonel Richard Childress, US Army, Vietnam veteran, past member of the National Security Council staff, and senior White House advisor for Southeast Asia during the Reagan Administrations

"Jenne’s strong final Blue Gemini thriller (after Blue Darker than Black) concludes the trilogy in dramatic fashion. Jenne, a former Special Forces officer, makes the threat of nuclear war feel real and draws on his own military training and aerospace expertise for plausible details. The narrative continues up to the present day, offering surprising developments that provide a satisfying resolution of the story of his two heroes." —Publishers Weekly

“Blue Gemini immersed us among the real and fictional characters and circumstances of the Space Age in the late 1960s. Blue Darker Than Black thoroughly interweaved their tales, all while maintaining a high level of exciting believability. Now Pale Blue brings those entwined stories to their unexpected but satisfying conclusions. If you are like me, you will finish this book with tears in your eyes and a smile on your lips, admiring Mike Jenne’s ability to tell several stories at once so convincingly.” —Dr. John Charles, PhD, senior life sciences manager for the space agency, published spaceflight historian, and lifelong space enthusiast

“This work has it all—cold war tension that goes nuclear in the cosmos, then dramatically moves to a prison camp in Vietnam. Punctuated by espionage, counterintelligence, conspiracies, bravery, sacrifice, and moving human drama among the characters, this work uses fiction with plausible scenarios to bracing effect.” —Colonel Richard Childress, US Army, Vietnam veteran, past member of the National Security Council staff, and senior White House advisor for Southeast Asia during the Reagan Administrations

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