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October 3, 2018 / Leslie

Review and Giveaway: Book and Movie Tickets

The Astronaut’s Son by Tom Seigel

About the Book

Publisher: Woodhall Press | September 2018
Format: Hardcover | 232 pages

Jonathan Stein thinks only a bad heart can stop him from reaching the moon. But when he discovers his father may have been murdered to protect an appalling NASA secret, he must decide whether his moral compass still points towards the stars.

Days before the Apollo 18 launch in 1974, Jonathan’s father, an Israeli astronaut at NASA, died of an apparent heart attack. A year before his own launch, in 2005, Jonathan, a typically devout skeptic, becomes captivated by the tale of a mysterious online conspiracy theorist who claims that his father had been killed. Unable to keep long-buried suspicions from resurfacing, he reopens the case, digging into a past that becomes stranger and more compelling the deeper he goes.

To get to the truth he must confront Dale Lunden, his father’s best friend and the last man on the moon, and his elusive childhood hero, Neil Armstrong. When his relentless pursuit leads to disturbing revelations about the Nazis who worked for NASA, the hardest questions to answer are the ones he must ask himself.

My Thoughts

I’ve always been a science geek and have followed the space program from its beginning, so no surprise that I enjoyed this book right from the start.

The plot is fast moving and engaging, and real life events are mixed seamlessly into the plot to form a captivating tale. There is a combination of genres – conspiracy thriller, mystery, and science. There’s a lot to keep the reader’s interest. Was there a government conspiracy to fake the moon landing? Were Nazis working for NASA? Did someone murder Jonathan’s father? Jonathan sets out to get the answers to his questions and learn the truth.

Interesting and thought provoking, this is a novel that will appeal to a wide range of readers.


Courtesy of the publicist, I have one copy of The Astronaut’s Son, plus a package of freeze dried astronaut ice cream, and a gift card for 2 movie tickets to the Neil Armstrong movie, First Man, opening on October 12th, to give away to one lucky winner.

Fill out the form below on or before midnight, Wednesday, October 10th. I will draw one random winner (US only). They will be notified by email and the prize will be mailed by the publicist.

Visit the author’s website for a list of additional blogs on the tour and more chances to win.

Source: Review copy from the publisher through TLC Book Tours.
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  1. BermudaOnion / Oct 3 2018 9:44 am

    Thanks for a fabulous giveaway!


  2. Suko / Oct 3 2018 6:47 pm

    Leslie, thanks for hosting this generous giveaway! I will add it to my blog’s sidebar. I’m glad you enjoyed reading the book.


  3. jennifertarheelreader / Oct 4 2018 3:21 pm

    What a wonderful review! I’m also participating in the tour and loved this book, too!


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