The Cassandra Project
by Jack McDevitt and Mike Resnick
Cover Artist: Photo of moon by David Huntley / Shutterstock
Illustration by Miroque
Review by Bill Lawhorn
Ace Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781937008710
Date: 06 November 2012 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK
From back of book: Early in his career, Jerry Culpepper could never have been accused of being idealistic. Doing public relations--even for politicians--was strictly business...until he was hired as NASA's public affairs director and discovered a client he could believe in. Proud of the agency's history and sure of its destiny, he was thrilled to be a part of its future--a bright era of far-reaching space exploration.
But public disinterest and budget cuts changed that future. Now, a half century after the first moon landing, Jerry feels like the only one with stars--and unexplored planets and solar systems--in his eyes.
Still, Jerry does his job, trying to drum up interest in the legacy of the agency. Then a fifty-year-old secret about the Apollo XI mission is revealed, and he finds himself embroiled in the biggest controversy of the twenty-first century, one that will test his ability--and his willingness--to spin the truth about a conspiracy of reality-altering proportions....