Saturday, July 3, 2010

Preview: Specific Impulse by Charles Justiz



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About this Book:  Space scientist, Carin Gonzales, and former submarine commander, Jake Sabio, are two strangers drifting separately through life when a mysterious explosion rocks them and brings them together. Now, the after-effects have changed both of them in unpredictable ways. Sometimes, they can see more clearly than before the explosion; while at other times they can smell more precisely and they move in ways that are clearly impossible. These and other changes come at a price. To make matters worse, anyone else who felt the effects of the explosion is now inexplicably dead.

Time is running out for Gonzales and Sabio. An infection from the explosion is slowly killing them and the Center for Disease Control would like to lock them up in a lab for study. Due to a tenuous string of seemingly unrelated events, Special Agent Will Greenfield wants them for questioning. In addition, contract killer Antonio Crubari would be happy if they would just hurry up and die and he's willing to speed up the process. How can they survive when everyone wants them dead and there appears to be no cure on Earth for their infection?  

Author Bio:   Charles Justiz is a pilot, professor, PhD and the author of Specific Impulse.  A graduate of the Air Force Academy and a former officer of the United States Air Force, Justiz spent tours of duty as an instructor pilot at Webb Air Force Base as well as doing flight test at Eglin Air Force Base. He is currently rated as both an instructor pilot and an examiner pilot in the Astronaut T-38, the Shuttle Training Aircraft (with more than 25 years of experience and 15,000+ Shuttle approaches), the C-9 image001 (2)and in the 747 Shuttle Carrier.

Overall, Justiz has logged in excess of 15,000 flight hours in more than 100 different types of aircraft, including NASA’s weightless training aircraft affectionately known as the “Vomit Comet” and the Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft. Dr. Justiz developed the Crew Resource Management program for NASA aviators and pushed to get it adopted, was the program manager for developing an on-board landing simulation system for Space Shuttle pilots to use while on orbit and has been the Chief of Aviation Safety for NASA.

This highly experienced aviator is the author of 20 technical papers on in-flight simulation, as well as 30 technical papers on ionized plasma flows around charged spacecraft. Justiz is also a former instructor for the University of Colorado, where he taught several graduate courses in astrodynamics and spacecraft mission design. Currently, he holds an adjunct associate professorship at the University of Houston in aerospace engineering.

For more on and around Charles Justiz and his new book follow on Twitter, become a fan on Facebook, or for more information at his website. If you want you can also read a few free chapters of Specific Impulse as well.


  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (May 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1450223710
  • ISBN-13: 978-1450223713
  • Genre: Science based Thriller 

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    This book was send to Layers of Thought via PR by the Book, and it is a signed copy! How fun - thanks Babs!

    Thanks for reading Layers of Thought.

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