Released on 11 July 2011.

#1 in series
Read extract  

Heaven's Shadow

and Michael Cassutt

3.45 based on 864 ratings & 155 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

THEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO CLAIM IT AS THEIR OWN

In 2016 a pair of amateur astronomers spot an unidentified object – an object one hundred kilometres across and heading towards Earth. As it approaches, NASA and the Russian-Indian-Brazilian Coalition race to land vehicles on the unexplored surface. With power, money and politics behind each mission, both crews have orders to stop at nothing to get there first.

Zack Stewart, NASA’s team leader, is determined to succeed. But as they’re about to land, violent explosions from the meteorite’s surface propel it directly into Earth’s orbit. Analysis shows the explosions were timed and deliberate – but by whom and why? As the world holds its breath, Zack makes a discovery that will change the course of humanity... forever.

‘Recalls Arthur C. Clarke at his heights … Better still, there’s more to come!’ Gregory Benford

‘Prepare to have your world rocked’ Robert J. Sawyer

‘Plotted like an old-school SF story, it’s firmly in the modern cinematic trend in its writing style’ SFX

‘One of the most entertaining novels I’ve read this year’ FantasyBookCritic blog