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Valkerie Jansen is tough, beautiful, and has an uncanny knack for survival. But that doesn't explain why NASA picks her to be part of a two man, two woman crew to Mars-or does it?

Bob Kaganovski, the ship's mechanic, is paid to be paranoid-and he's good at it. After a teeth-rattling launch, Bob realizes that his paranoia hasn't prepared him for this trip. He can deal with a banged-up ship, but how's he going to survive the next five months with...

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Overview

Valkerie Jansen is tough, beautiful, and has an uncanny knack for survival. But that doesn't explain why NASA picks her to be part of a two man, two woman crew to Mars-or does it?

Bob Kaganovski, the ship's mechanic, is paid to be paranoid-and he's good at it. After a teeth-rattling launch, Bob realizes that his paranoia hasn't prepared him for this trip. He can deal with a banged-up ship, but how's he going to survive the next five months with HER just a flimsy partition away?

Halfway to the Red Planet, an explosion leaves the crew with only enough oxygen for one. All evidence points to sabotage-and Valkerie and Bob are the obvious suspects.

Oxygen is a witty, multi-award-winning roller coaster ride, with a plot that moves at the speed of light. The authors had hoped to work in some cool controversy on science, faith, the meaning of life, the existence of God, and possibly even the Coke versus Pepsi debate, but they were having so much fun writing the story that they forgot to offend anyone.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781935929376
  • Publisher: Third Day Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 630
  • Sales rank: 1,032,737
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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  • Posted July 10, 2013

    This has got to be one of the most intense romantic suspense/spa

    This has got to be one of the most intense romantic suspense/space adventure/science fictions I’ve ever read—I’m thinking it would make a great movie, but one you might want to watch early enough in the day that you have time to breathe for a while after it’s over.

    Valkerie Jansen is interviewed as a possible astronaut on the first manned venture to Mars, one of four who will make the long voyage to the red planet. Her problem is that obviously the interviewers missed her grades as a freshman in college, the year she had spent partying instead of studying. No way is she going to tell them, either.

    Bob Kaganovski, one scheduled to go, is pretty sure he’s going to be axed. Somehow he blew the psyche evaluation, and he isn’t even sure how, but the looks that passed back and forth between the psychiatrists spoke volumes.

    Kennedy Hampton is a partier and womanizer, but a such a talented and experienced pilot that they’ll overlook that. He’s a shoe-in.

    Lexis Ohta is a mystery, close-mouthed and stand-offish. But also multi-talented and sure to be chosen.

    Joshua Bennett, a born leader with bountiful wisdom…no reason he wouldn’t go.

    Bob thinks the pretty new doctor lady—Valkerie—will replace him. Any one of the others could do anything he could do. Well, if anyone deserved to take his place, it’s her. Stiff upper lip, Bob.

    One problem—or maybe two. Some explosives are missing from the supply section. Explosives that don’t need oxygen to blow up. And someone has leaked the plans for the habitat they’ll be living in on this journey to terrorists. Who did both or either? The answer or answers are critical.

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