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(The first book in the Flightsuit series)
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A wrecked alien flightsuit is discovered in the Appalachian Mountains, and the alien wants it back.

Growing up poor in a virtual era isolates 14-year-old Leo. The others are immersed in a digital world he cannot access.

He's left to explore miles of wilderness bounded by the Nolichucky River and encircling Appalachian mountain ridges of Bumpas Cove, Tennessee. Beyond the last broken and tilted pieces of a crumbling asphalt road, he discovers the abandoned village where Iron Mountain's mine workers lived. He walks inside empty houses and mine-works searching for toys and relics of the families that lived there decades before. In this place, being alone feels natural.

He returns daily, looking for forgotten things. Crawling through a streambed under a tunnel of long blackberry briars, he finds something that isn't covered with rust. It shines white in the scattered shadows. Freed of muck and mire, the glass-metal sleeve is as light as plastic. He slides his arm inside, but before his fingers can reach down into the two long flat fingers, a sharp hook locks into his arm.

Leo is forced to find other scattered pieces, assembling a full flightsuit. Once restored, it prepares for a thousand light-year return trip with Leo trapped inside, as it waits for its alien pilot to be restored into Leo's mind.

But the suit has drawn others, long isolated and possessing dangerous powers. They all face an alien entity with no regard for their lives.

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Used availability for Tom Deaderick's Flightsuit

Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: Flightsuit
Author(s): Tom Deaderick
ISBN: 1-4947-2360-3 / 978-1-4947-2360-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Flightsuit
Author(s): Tom Deaderick
Publisher: Tom Deaderick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA