In the third book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, as the Project enters its final phase,
Air Force Majors Carson and Ourecky are dispatched on an urgent mission to
intercept and investigate a massive orbiting object suspected of harboring
nuclear weapons. Emotionally exhausted, with his marriage teetering on the
brink, Ourecky reluctantly accepts the assignment; in return for his
sacrifice, he is promised an opportunity to go to MIT to pursue the Ph.D he
has long desired.
As they draw close to the mysterious satellite and prepare to destroy it,
they are confronted with a dark secret that they will carry forever, and are
forced to contemplate their own mortality and the dire prospect of dying in
On their return to earth, they are offered an opportunity almost too good to
pass up, which entails flying into orbit yet again, except under considerably
different circumstances. Ourecky wrestles with his decision, knowing that
choosing to fly will almost certainly result in the loss of his marriage
while Carson is finally granted an opportunity to fly in Vietnam. Although he
is finally allowed to fulfill his dream of flying in combat, Carson soon
discovers that there are some fates worse than death.
Pale Blue is the epic, high-flying conclusion to the Blue Gemini
trilogy that will leave you breathless.