America One (Book 1)

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From the age of seven Ryan Richmond dreamed about going to Space. Now Ryan Richmond has $3 billion to play with, he is in his forties; and still wants to go to space. His only enemy; the US Government who doesn’t have its own space program-and wants his new spaceship; AMERICA ONE. More
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About T I Wade

T I Wade was born in Bromley, Kent, England in 1954. His father, a banker was promoted with his International Bank to Africa and the young family moved to Africa in 1956.
The author grew up in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Once he had completed his mandatory military commitments, at 23 he left Africa to mature in Europe.
He enjoyed Europe and lived in three countries; England, Germany and Portugal for 15 years. The author learned their way of life, and language before returning to Africa; Cape Town in 1989.

Here the author owned and ran a restaurant, a coffee manufacturing and retail business, flew a Cessna 210 around desolate southern Africa and achieved marriage in 1992.
Due to the upheavals of the political turmoil in South Africa, the Wade family of three moved to the United States in 1996. Park City, Utah was where his writing career began in 1997.

To date T I Wade has written eighteen novels.

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About the Series: AMERICA ONE
Ryan Richmond has dreamed about going to space since the age of seven. Reading space updates—and seeing pictures of Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface in National Geographic—was the ignition of this dream.

At nineteen he sold his first company and employed the remnants of the Russian Space Program, three of the best space brains in the world.

In his twenties he founded and sold two more companies and hired the most outstanding scientists and engineers from the European Space Authority.

During his thirties, after selling his third company, he invested heavily in Internet start-ups, like Google, netting billions.

Then he patiently waited until NASA’s shuttle program came to an end and contracted the best brains in the U.S. Space program.

Now, Ryan Richmond is in his forties, and is going into space, whether anybody likes it or not!

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Rachael Martin reviewed on Dec. 15, 2013

I couldn't get past the second chapter. It seemed to go on and on.........and on. Technical jargon that I found boring,
I'll give it an extra star because there's probably something good in there, it's just I didn't find it.
I agree with John Spencer, the rest of the series is just too pricey.
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John Spencer reviewed on Dec. 15, 2013

Too much tech stuff which made it boring.
Checked out the others in the series in case it got better.
I noticed each step along the way the price goes up and up for each book.
I won't take the risk.
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wyleybuster2 reviewed on July 24, 2013

The America One series is science fiction at it's finest, with the emphasis on "science". A lot of research has gone into the writing of these books, and the science and technology is well within the possible. The stories move quickly, the characters are engaging and believable. Definitely worth the read.
For those criticizing the technical aspects of the book - that is what makes it worthwhile to me. I'm not into fantasy science fiction. I want my science fiction at least believable if not possible. My two favorite authors are Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke - both scientists before they were writers.
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tom pitter reviewed on April 7, 2013

Overall I liked this book, But it's not without its flaws. It felt like the author was shoving the technical details of some things down our throats but other things are lacking in any detail at all leaving the book feeling unbalanced.

Also things just work out too well to get characters where they need to be, feels way to contrived.

I also have to agree with others and say it is kind of a boring book, but it is just the first arc of the story so the "boringness" is somewhat understandable.

Unfortunately based off the state of this book there is no way I will pay for it's sequel which is a shame because there is a good story here it's just not ready yet.
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Frank Aaker reviewed on Jan. 31, 2013

Sorry, but I put the book down half way through chapter three. I found nothing in chapter one to hook my interest, but to give the book a chance I ploughed on through into chapter two, after all, some books are slow starters. By the second half of chapter two I was thoroughly bored and found myself skipping huge chunks of text in search of action. Chapter three carried on in the same style, description, description, description – I gave up.
It's a shame, there is probably a good story buried deep within the boggy layers of words, but I don't have the patience to filter it out.
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Brad Theado reviewed on Jan. 29, 2013

The story is filled with a lot of technical details and well developed character backgrounds. If you do not like a large amount of detail you can skim those parts but it really adds to the story. I really enjoy well thought out characters with back stories that add to the main story. This is a hallmark of this particular author if you have read his Invasion USA series.

I found myself really enjoying the intrigue between the main character and the government in the race to space. I felt my pulse react as the government came in heavy handed and tried to take over the main character's mission.

Book one sets up the reader for the continuing series.
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claus olsen reviewed on Jan. 25, 2013

I was somewhat in doubt about this book. There was way too much technical data about flying machines and getting into space. I liked the interaction between the characters in the story, albeit a little sketchy in description. If you like the technical stuff about aluminium alloys and flying aircrafts, this might be the book for you.
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