26 Miles to the Moon
10 Hopefuls. 26 Miles. 1 Target: The Moon.
Jon Dunn is a nobody, going nowhere in life. But that all changes when he answers a random email that puts him on a journey that'll take him so far out of his comfort zone, he'll need a telescope just to look back at it.
Escaping from his increasingly demented boss is the easy bit. Running naked from the law at a top tourist attraction and surviving training from a sadistic instructor will be more difficult.
Billionaire Doug Peabody wants to send mankind's first rocket to the Moon in decades. He's even created a competition to win a seat on it... providing his ex-friend Dmitri doesn't sabotage his already-threadbare plans and beat him to it.
Can Jon stop the evil, win-at-all-costs Nicki?
And can he really trust Summer, the girl with the yo-yo halo?
From the London skyline to the punishing bridges of the New York City Marathon, Jon and nine other going-nowheres are branded like cattle and put through the challenge and pain of a competition for the most exciting prize the world has ever seen.
The Great Space Race is on!
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Shortlisted for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2014
Rooting for underdog Jon in this playful tale is so much fun! --Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Publishers Weekly Reviewer
Escapism at its best! --Jayne-Marie Barker, author of The Dancer s Ghost
Great to read about someone else chasing their dream! --Rob Young, Marathon Man UK
Andrew Males lives in Stevenage, south-east England with his supportive wife, daughter, and not-so-supportive cat.
26 Miles to the Moon is Andrew's first book, and was inspired from running two gruelling New York City Marathons. Although little more than a draft at the time, 26 Miles to the Moon reached the quarter finals of the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.
Andrew hopes to go into space one day, if only to see how many Air Miles that would get him.