Jed Merurio's epic novel of exploration and endurance, abridged by Lisa Osborne.
Read by Ben Daniels.In Korea in 1952, a young jet pilot dreams of glory.
Jet pilot Yefgenii is desperate to prove his skill in the skies above Korea.
Yefgenii is seeing action almost every day but his dream of becoming a jet ace remains unfulfilled.
Yefgenii has beome an ace, but the hunger isn't satisfied and something is driving him on to greater things.
Yefgenii's exploits in the skies above Korea have earned him the nickname Ivan the Terrible, but is he flying too close to the sun?
As Yuri Gagarin flies into space, disgraced jet pilot Yefgenii Yeremin is exiled to the far north of the Soviet Union to serve out his days.
After eight years in exile, Yefgenii has given up hope of writing his name into the history books.
Then a stranger from Moscow arrives.
Russia is falling behind in the space race.
Only an act of insane bravery can put them back in the lead.
After 24 hours in space, Yefgenii wakes to the biggest challenge he has ever faced.
Alone and sick, Yefgenii Yeremin drifts towards the dark side of the moon.