Blue Gemini

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 205 ratings

Blue Gemini Publisher's Summary

Scott Ourecky wanted to fly - he never dreamed he'd end up in a secret military space program.

The year is 1968: The Cold War is far from over, and nuclear annihilation is always only a heartbeat away. America is racing the Soviet Union to land men on the moon, a war is raging, and a pivotal presidential election looms on the horizon. A child of the early space age, Lieutenant Scott Ourecky joined the air force with aspirations of going to flight school. A brilliant engineer, he repeatedly fails the aptitude test to become a pilot but is selected to work on a highly classified military space program - the innocuously named Aerospace Support Project - in which air force astronauts are slated to fly missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites.

When one of the astronauts in training abruptly falls out of the project, Ourecky is asked to fill in for the two-man simulated missions and survival training only. He's asked to serve with a headstrong and abrasive test pilot, Major Drew Carson, until another astronaut can be assigned. By far the most proficient pilot assigned to the project, Carson has a dangerous propensity to engage in pick-up dog fighting sessions while on cross-country training flights. And although Ourecky was only a temporary place holder, not destined to fly in space, he soon finds himself much more involved than he ever anticipated - and in deepest peril.

Based on a real secret space program, Blue Gemini combines high-altitude action with edge-of-your-seat storytelling to create a modern Cold War thriller.

©2015 Mike Jenne (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Blue Gemini

    • A Thriller
    • By: Mike Jenne
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    The year is 1968: The Cold War is far from over, and nuclear annihilation is always only a heartbeat away. America is racing the Soviet Union to land men on the moon, a war is raging, and a pivotal presidential election looms on the horizon. A child of the early space age, Lieutenant Scott Ourecky joined the air force with aspirations of going to flight school.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Conservatively Tagged 'A Thriller'

    • By Steve S. on 10-09-15

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 2

    • Blue Darker than Black

    • A Thriller
    • By: Mike Jenne
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 20 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 50

    In the second book of the Blue Gemini trilogy, air force majors Scott Ourecky and Drew Carson continue to fly highly classified missions to intercept and destroy suspect Soviet satellites. But after experiencing numerous close calls in orbit, the astronauts soon discover that not all perils reside in the sky. With his marriage already at risk because he cannot explain his frequent absences and strange activities to his wife, Ourecky learns that his unborn child may be in grave danger as a radiation consequence of his flights into space.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The 70's Space Cold War continues!

    • By Matthew on 05-04-17

    Regular price: $34.94

  • Book 3

    • Pale Blue

    • A Thriller
    • By: Mike Jenne
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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 PhD he has long desired.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great, believeable story, fantastic performance!

    • By David Jacob Heino on 09-01-16

    Regular price: $34.94