This is a book that ricochets you into the world of space. The graphics are unique & cutting edge. Im sure if I visited the NASA Langley Campus after reading this book I would have a feeling of deja vu. Captain Chase is a character whose inner world seems to be one of turmoil but she still manages to exude a aura of external calm. She is a very believable, compassionate protagonist. Im so glad this is the start of a fantastic new Patricia Cornwell Series. Ive already pre ordered Spin.