#2 in the Tom Corbet Space Cadett series Danger in Deep Space
When a new long distance communications device needs to be tested, the solar guard turns to the Polaris Unit for help. The unit heads out to the Alpha Centauri System for the test under the command of Major “Blastoff” Connell, a brash and overbearing officer. Roger finds himself in trouble after using station equipment to contact is girl back on Earth and causes an accident. Meanwhile Captain Strong grounds to spacemen for disobeying orders on a newly discovered planet in the Centauri System. Not to be deterred from getting back to the planet, the two spacemen hijack a freighter and force Roger into going along. Book two of the Tom Corbett Space Cadet series.
If you've enjoyed #1 then you enjoy #2!
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