· A Delta-v Novel Book 1 · Sold by Penguin
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The bestselling author of Daemon returns with a near-future technological thriller, in which a charismatic billionaire recruits a team of adventurers to launch the first deep space mining operation--a mission that could alter the trajectory of human civilization.
When itinerant cave diver James Tighe receives an invitation to billionaire Nathan Joyce's private island, he thinks it must be a mistake. But Tighe's unique skill set makes him a prime candidate for Joyce's high-risk venture to mine a near-earth asteroid--with the goal of kick-starting an entire off-world economy. The potential rewards and personal risks are staggering, but the competition is fierce and the stakes couldn't be higher.
Isolated and pushed beyond their breaking points, Tighe and his fellow twenty-first century adventurers--ex-soldiers, former astronauts, BASE jumpers, and mountain climbers--must rely on each other to survive not only the dangers of a multi-year expedition but the harsh realities of business in space. They're determined to transform humanity from an Earth-bound species to a space-faring one--or die trying.

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Mike Runyon
May 22, 2022
Great characters, great story, scary realistic. Whomever gets out there and brings back the first batch of resources will change the world forever. I can only hope its a group as honorable and brave as the crew of the Konstantin. I am also getting pretty sick of hearing how we're setting up civilization on Mars. If it motivates people to do good deeds then fine. But it will never, can never be like the Earth we're evolved for. Once we start harvesting resources out there we can create any type of habitat we choose. Mars is a poisonous, deadly and likely dead hellhole. Launch every nuke on Earth and Earth will still be a million times more habitable then even the best assuptions on Mars. But Elon! Yeah I know, just read this book. Wont surprise me at all if this isn't something like his real agenda. We dont have cities in Antarctica for a number of reasons but at least Antarctica has air, mild temps compared to Mars, soil thats not a cancer causing poison. Mars colonies are just dumb.
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Juan Pablo Ramirez
May 4, 2019
although the story is amazing, and as always suarez deliver an action packed book, this story seems quite rush with a lot of blanks , over simplifications , and naiveness in many many places. timelines are scatter and clumsy, pushing too many limits to make it credible even as science fiction. I read and listen every book of Daniel Suarez, this is the first one that i got this impression. like a story that was rushed too soon by editors. would love to read or see the "notes" and sub stories that were cut out . The entire storyline could fill two books but then seems compressed badly into one. I still love the characters though. :)
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July 20, 2023
This book feels like Elon Musk wrote it. I hope I never have to use that statement again in my life
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About the author

Daniel Suarez is a New York Times bestselling author, TEDGlobal speaker, and former systems analyst. His unique brand of high-tech fiction explores the causes and impacts of rapid technological change. The author of seven novels, his latest, Critical Mass (second in the Delta-v series), is a realistic space-tech adventure depicting humanity's transition from a climate-imperiled, Earthbound civilization to one that utilizes resources and energy from space to secure a promising, sustainable future.

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