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Last Breath: Space Station Rescue Mass Market Paperback – June, 1999

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"... a wild ride that starts with a bang and never lets up ... a realistic tale full of nail-biting action. " -- Fearless Reader Book Review, February 2001

"Congratulations! Last Breath is fantastic! I absolutely could not put the book down and I'm sure every reader will feel the same way ... The story line kept you guessing ... This book should be right on the shelves beside Clive Cussler's action/adventures. In fact, it might very well deserve a shelf of its own! Thank you for a very enjoyable book and keep 'em coming!" -- WKII 1070 am Radio, by R. Williams, Program Director

"Last Breath: Space Station Rescue is a terrific and ever-so-plausible story of science, politics, and courage." -- The Midwest Book Review, December 10, 1999

Author S.P. Cammick has written an exciting and eye-opening read ... Cammick has included in his story the essence of space travel with all the tangents of getting into orbit, living in the space modules and escaping the world of space living to return to Mother Earth ... Cammick's knowledge of space jargon, supplemented by his knowledge of business, politics and the media, prompts a reader interested in these facets of our current values to climb aboard this novel and blast off to the current thinking of space's future, present political and international views and efforts to support the space program. The patches of the endeavors included in the story bring out the classic American saga of what Americans and their ingenuity can produce to complete the quilt of success. I heartily recommend this read for every adult, every youth over the age of 12 and anyone interested in our next pioneer efforts in space ... Congratulations to S.P. Cammick, who has given you and me a space-eye view of America today ... -- Sun Herald, 06/09/99

Stephen Cammick's novel, "Last Breath," blasts off into the next millennium with a fascinating look at space technology, medical science and politics. In 2028, Jake Marshall, commander of a space science lab, is faced with two problems: lack of funding for the program by a government paralyzed by political extremists, coupled by the possible end of the production of ... the cancer drug ... which can be manufactured only in space ... Time after time, Marshall is able to overcome danger and possible failure. The pace at which he is called upon to face and overcome problems is like a rocket being launched. Too good to be true? Maybe, but reading this well done adventure will be rewarding because of the cadence of the dialogue, the cast of good guys who do the right thing, and the exciting plot. It begs to be made into a movie. -- Lois Wade, Fort Myers Beach Observer, June 23, 1999

About the Author

Steve Cammick was born in New Hampshire and grew up on Estero Island, Florida. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a special electronics technician and worked on missile guidance systems. After being honorably discharged, he became a Certified Financial Planner and Registered Investment Advisor. His insight into the economic and political challenges facing our country's aging population add credibility to a very realistic portrayal of the future. In addition to his professional endeavors, Cammick has boated extensively throughout the Caribbean.

Having faced many near catastrophes, he has a keen understanding of the many self-contained shipboard systems. The challenges of making "jerry rigged" emergency repairs on the high seas is not unlike that facing astronauts stranded in space. This experience, plus a life-long infatuation with the NASA space program has resulted in a book that is much more than just a good read. As the future unfolds, the story line will become more of a prophecy of the future than current fiction.

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Palm Coast Publishing (FL) (June 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967120004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967120003
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,437,512 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Eric J. White on September 2, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Man it's rare to find a book as good as this!!!
I can't seem to put it down and should be finished with it in a day or two. But so far, it has held me spellbound with subject matter and method. It's written at a pace that life happens, and really helps to make you feel as if you are there.
I'm only sorry this seems to be the only book from the author.
All I can say it MORE! MORE! MORE!
How about staying with near future space program, or near future "wired techno world?"
Whatever, just give us more. I shall gladly hand over my cold hard cash to purchase anything this writer pens!!!!
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By A Customer on June 22, 1999
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This is much more than a science fiction tale. Cammick's insight into our aging population and the effects it will have on our society and economy add substance to a very entertaining and inspiring story. It is equally refreshing to see retirees cast as the solution to our country's challenges, rather than the victims or even worse, the cause of the problems. This book is a must read for every retiree and those that champion vital aging.
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Instead of making older retirees the butt of jokes, Steve draws on their technical knowledge from the 60's and 70's to solve a space problem that the youngsters of 2000 can't. This is in the same genre as Tom Brokaw's "The Greatest Generation". A must read for everyone who grew up during the early years of space exploration.
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By A Customer on May 22, 1999
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Cammick has succeeded admirably in combining technical know-how;an exciting, volatile situation fraught with danger; and Jake, a character whose sensitivity to his world and work is never sacrificed or drowned out by the all too-real bureaucratic/political roundtables of the day. Enthralling, entertaining, AND intelligent!!!!
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By A Customer on August 28, 1999
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S. P. Cammick has an excellent command of the English language. His engineering knowledge is extensive and has made this book, LAST BREATH - SPACE STATION RESCUE, seem like a true story rather than fiction. It is unusual for a young man raised in the age of computers to put such value on people skills and experience.
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By A Customer on December 17, 1999
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Cammick has created a spell-binding story, reminiscent of early Heinlein. He blends the perfect amount of story-line, hard sci-fi, adventure, and likeable characters. I highly recommend this book and eagerly await the next installment of the adventures of Jake Marshall.
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If you have any sense of adventure, no matter what your age, this book (a fast read) will grab you and hold your attention. Steve Cammick has put together all the ingredients that make this book a very enjoyable read.
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