172 Hours on the Moon is an immensely exciting space thriller. It has been more than forty years since NASA sent the first men to the moon, and in 172 Hours on the Moon they plan to do it again. In order to gain attention and funding, they organize a historic lottery: Three lucky teenagers can win a weeklong trip to the moon base DARLAH 2. Millions of teenagers sign up. The three whose numbers are chosen come from very different places: Paris, Tokyo and Stavanger. Their names are Antoine, Midori and Mia, and they seem to have only one thing in common: they aren’t especially interested in space travel.
Just before the scheduled launch, Antoine, Midori and Mia experience strange and unexplainable events. At the same time, NASA announces that they will be traveling in a copy of the old rocket used in 1969. The veteran astronauts are shocked. In a Miami nursing home sits an old, senile janitor who once worked for the American military. He barely remembers his own name. The only thing that he is certain of is that no one can be permitted to return to the moon. A new expedition would be the end of everything. But the countdown has already begun.
172 Hours on the Moon is the story of three young people searching for something else, something new. But it is also a thriller set in space. And a story of secret connections hidden in places like New York, Normandie, Tokyo or the moon.
172 Hours on the Moon was hailed for its suspense by the Norwegian press:
'Well-written moony suspense (…) impossible to sleep before knowing how it ends. The chills won’t go away (…) a powerful reading experience.’
‘A real side-winder.’
‘… will make the hair on your whole body rise ( … ) If this book had been a film, it would have gotten an R-rating—it’s that scary.’
‘... so exciting that it’s almost unbearable. (...) likely to be read far beyond the borders of Norway.’
‘… not for the faint of heart.’