Emma Watson is a doctor an astronaut-in-training for one of the next Space Shuttle Discovery flights to the International Space Station. Her mission is moved up when one of the space station residents needs to vacate due to the death of his wife. Emma is horrified to discover that one of the science experiments aboard the space station has gone horribly awry, becoming a fast-moving fatal virus that is picking off the crew one-by-one. Did the virus infect earth when the previous Discovery shuttle crashed upon reentry? Will the current space station residents survive and come home?
I’m not much of a sci-fi fan, but this book was a rip-roaring page-turner. I stayed up until 2 am one night because I couldn’t put it down. I was totally into it until the Disneyesque rescue at the end. It totally fell apart for me after that. I would still recommend it, but it gets ratcheted down several pegs due to an ending that was particularly unbelievable.