"It is 2009. Is this the year a military coup will occur in the U.S.? And does the American Aerospace Command intend to use its access to the Space Station to protect the United States--or do its leaders have other intentions? Phil Gigante's characterizations of Presidents Gardner and Zevitin, of the United States and Russia, clearly reflect their personalities, the tension between their countries, and the mind game that Zevitin is winning. The other primary characters are also vividly presented. The suspense is thick, although sprinkled with interludes of levity, which Gigante makes the most of. Overall, the premise of the book is a bit farfetched--or at least the listener will hope so! J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"