Burnout is a science fiction mystery about a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. As the true scope of the disaster is gradually uncovered by the principal investigators, “Crash” Murphy and Dr. Mike Anders, they find themselves running for their lives, as lovers, friends and coworkers involved in the investigation perish around them. What happened to the Shuttle? Who is responsible and why? Why is the government calling it an accident? Why is someone willing to kill to keep it a secret? And how big is the conspiracy?
“Burnout is a compelling, impossible to put down, first novel in the class of Skylark of Space or “Lifeline.” … It may perhaps be the most realistic view ever published in fiction about what happens behind the scenes at NASA.” –Dr. Jim Woosley, physicist and Heinlein essayist.