'The science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world' - Ray Bradbury
Writing with the astronaut Bill Pogue, Ben bova has created a breathtakingly believable thriller set in the near future in space...
Earth has become an ecological nightmare. Overhead, on a vast metallic island in space, the scientists of the Trikon project undertake research too risky to be conducted anywhere else - research which could save the planet.
Then Commander Dan Tighe discovers the truth. Trikon's new priority is espionage. The scientists - consumed by greed, lust and drugs - are running the lab for their own gain. And one of the crew is trying to destroy the whole station...
Only Commander Tighe can save the Trikon station - and only the Trikon can save the earth.
Bova's storytelling skill, enhanced by the experience of the man who piloted Skylab, make this work a timely and believeable space-age thriller - New York Daily News
Thrilling...relentlessly believable...one hell of a story - Omni Magazine