Orbit Author:John J. Nance In this "heart-pounding" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer) aviation thriller, New York Times bestselling author John J. Nance ventures forward to 2009, taking readers on a riveting journey of life or death. — His once-in-a-lifetime chance... — Disillusioned with his life, when Kip Dawson wins a passenger seat on one of American Space Adventure's commer... more »cial spaceflights, it's a dream come true. Although his acceptance of the prize strikes terror in his family, Kip sets off, ready for adventure. But a successful launch quickly morphs into chaos -- a micrometeor punches through the wall of the spacecraft, leaving the radios as dead as the pilot.
...becomes a global fight for survival.
With nothing to do but wait for death, Kip composes his epitaph on the ship's laptop computer. Little does he know an audience of millions would soon discover his cries -- sparking a massive rescue mission in his honor. With no idea the world can hear him, his heroism in the face of death may sabotage his best chance of survival.« less
Imagine you are a civilian orbiting the earth in a space ship, and a miniscule particle pierces the hull and kills your pilot. There you are...all alone...no radio, but you do have a laptop computer. You decide to write your memoir as you wait for air to run out, and as you are writing down your memories, they are being transmitted to earth.
A little too much on the technical side for me, I would have liked more about Kip's life and how people in his past felt about reading about themselves; but it was a nice read.