The Jacobite comet is coming back after a two hundred year absence.
Riding on it should be an antiquated probe. The device was deployed on the comet's last pass, so just like the comet it hasn't been seen for two hundred years.
The probe was meant to begin transmitting when it entered the solar system. But no signal came.
The lack of a radio signal is enough to put off the scientific community, who believe that the probe must have been destroyed. But the private sector isn't so sure. Several businesses join forces to organize a salvage mission.
Now two astronauts are on their way to intercept the comet and see with their own eyes exactly what befell the rusty old relic.
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About the Author
Nicholas Sheffield grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. He obtained a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato, and has a long history of work in the Information Systems sector. He and his wife Simone have six children.
Double Dragon published his first work, Overlanders, in 2004. The novel revolves around a group of friends whose utopian existence is put at risk when they’re thrust into the archaic and dangerous cities of the overlands.
Sheffield’s writings are generally set in, or around, the Earth, and employ a plausible use of technology. Therefore many of the popular science fiction themes, such as time travel and alternative dimensions, never appear in his works.
The concepts that form the spine of each story are often as important as the main narrative. They’re not always held up to the spotlight, but tend to be woven quietly into the background.