This is a unique view of behind-the-scenes dealings to realize the signing of the first contract between the Russians and NASA. The tale is one entrepreneurial spunk, conspiratorial zeal, political intrigue and barrier breaking guts… Jeffrey Manber is a gifted writer. But beyond that, he was in a front row position representing Russian space officials to major power players in Washington, D.C. The result was a business plan to lease the Russian Mir space station. As CEO for MirCorp, he paints a historical thriller, in a sense, of a Wild West collage of characters on both Russian and American shores”

– Leonard David, Space Coalition