Capricorn One: the first manned flight to Mars. The countdown has already begun when the life support system fails so NASA plans a 30 billion-dollar fraud. The ship blasts off on schedule, but the live footage of the landing comes from a film set deep in the Arizona desert. When the capsule burns up on re-entry, NASA is left with three live astronauts who they want dead fast.
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Used availability for Ken Follett's Capricorn One
July 1978 : UK Paperback
1978 : Australia Paperback