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  • Published: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781921901102
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 344
  • RRP: $37.00

Velocity




From NASA to the Australian Outback, Steve Worland's explosive action thriller Velocity follows astronaut Judd Bell's life-or-death mission to find and destroy a hijacked space shuttle. 'If you enjoy Matthew Reilly ... you'll love this.' Bookseller+Publisher

Strap in for a supersonic ride as Velocity blasts off at mach speed. From NASA's Cape Canaveral to the Central Australian desert, screenwriter Steve Worland's debut thriller sets a heart-stopping pace. A cast of brilliant characters combined with explosive action make this hugely enjoyable novel a genuine blockbuster.

THE ULTIMATE TEST OF COURAGE …

The MAN - an astronaut who has lost his mojo

The MISSION - to seek and destroy a hijacked space shuttle

The CARGO - enough weapons-grade Uranium-235 to irradiate Manhattan

The STAKES - the woman he loves and the fate of a city

'A brilliant rollercoaster ride of a novel. I couldn't put it down.' Hugh Jackman

'Enormously enjoyable and incredibly readable.' James Bradley

'A cracker of a read. A fresh voice for fans of Mathew Reilly.' Sunday Canberra Times

  • Pub date: 22 August 2012
  • ISBN: 9781921901102
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph Australia
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 344
  • RRP: $37.00

About the Author

Steve Worland

Steve Worland has worked extensively in film and television in Australia and the USA. He co-wrote the screenplay for the Australian family film Paper Planes with its director Robert Connolly, whose previous work includes Tim Winton's The Turning. Steve has written scripts for Working Title and Icon Productions, worked in script development for James Cameron's Lightstorm and wrote Fox Searchlight's Bootmen, which won five Australian Film Institute awards. Steve also wrote the action-comedy telemovie Hard Knox, episodes of the television series Big Sky and the Saturn award-winning Farscape. He is the author of the action-adventure novels Velocity, Combustion and Quick as well as the novelosation Paper Planes for young readers.

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Praise for Velocity

“If you enjoy Matthew Reilly or the movies Mission: Impossible, Die Hard or Armageddon, you'll love this too ... Perfectly executed and fabulous fun.”

Bookseller+Publisher

“Steve Worland is a hell of a writer.”

Justin Scott, NYT bestselling author

“Enormously enjoyable and incredibly readable.”

James Bradley

“A cracker of a read. A fresh voice for fans of Mathew Reilly. ”

Sunday Canberra Times

“A page turner in the mould of Matthew Reilly's fast-paced thrillers.”

Greg Barron

“A cinematic blockbuster.”

Men's Fitness

“Reminds me of a Nicholas Cage action movie ... Fast-paced action and intrigue accompanied by humour and heart.”

Book'd Out

“A high-octane thrill ride.”

Toowoomba Chronicle

“A ripping yarn.”

Caloundra Weekly


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