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  • Perfect Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin Timeless Books (15 April 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606192000
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606192009
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,674,981 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
....they are OUT THERE! 31 July 2013
By William Howard - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Stephanie uses her vast NASA experience to project a future threat discovered by our new favorite ex-astronaut "Crash' Murphy. Maybe a little too much time in the tunnels for my taste, but if there's a sequel - the action should be INTENSE! C'mon Steph - what happens NEXT?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Fast paced and intriguing 24 Nov. 2009
By S. Harper - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Perfect Paperback
Burnout seems more like mystery than science fiction, but there are some science fiction aspects to it as well as a touch of romance. It has a number of interesting twists and turns that make it hard to put down. I also had to force myself not to look ahead. While the focus of the plot is the space shuttle, there's actually a lot more to it. It has a glossary in the back but there's just enough technical terms to make it realistic without becoming a burden. I thought it was a fun read and never got bored with it at all.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Really fantastic read! 5 Dec. 2012
By Keith Persico - Published on Amazon.com
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I really liked the pacing in this book, and the way the two main characters pieced together what was going on. I had found the two sex scenes to be somewhat irrelevant, but it was still a good way to establish their relationships. The ending was really good, and the only complaint I have is that there is no sequel or resolution to the interstellar war. I want to see the interstellar war they were talking about resolved.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
This is an interesting science fiction mystery with an intriguing twist that leaves the portal open for sequels 10 Nov. 2009
By Harriet Klausner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Perfect Paperback
Upon reentry with seven aboard Space Shuttle STS-281 suddenly explodes into a deadly inferno. All on board are dead. An official investigation leads to a quick assertion of human error mostly by the crew.

Having known the pilot Jet Jackson who was his friend since their Air Force days, "Crash" Murphy has a difficult time accepting the official position. He begins to investigate the disaster, which leads him to Australian astronomer Dr. Michael Anders, who is also probing the Burnout. They team up and soon begin to find anomalies with the official denouement. They begin to find evidence of alien intervention, which leads them to Area 51. With the help of conspiracy buff operatives watching the locale 24/7, the pair sneaks inside seeking the truth, but neither is prepared for what they find.

This is an interesting science fiction mystery with an intriguing twist that leaves the portal open for sequels. The story line is faster than the shuttle although adjustment to the zillion NASA acronyms (thankfully a glossary helps) takes a bit of time; but once done acceleration throughout. Crash and Mike are courageous heroes, but what they learn and not learn will stun both of them and the readers. Burnout is an exciting thriller that will have fans soaring with Stephanie Osborn as the flight commander.

Harriet Klausner
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Unexpectedly Excellent Read! 20 May 2009
By B. Boyer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Perfect Paperback
I'm not a sci-fi fan...I like William Shatner and don't like Captain Kirk. I couldn't tell you the names of the Star Wars or Star Trek movies and would be guessing at the character names. I read this to do a review for a club and was set for a speedy "skipping stone" read reminiscent of my college years. I was pleasantly surprised to say the least! I'm a Stephen Hunter fan and this book grabbed me the same way (c'mon, you know what I mean) with a multi-faceted storyline that keeps you interested. My wife is more traditional than me and is now having the same don't-wanna-put-it-down symptoms. Highly recommended, especially for people interested in Roswell (where my wife was "deposited"), NASA, or flying.
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