Futuristic Tale by Margaret Peterson Haddix as the Governmen …
In 2026, the Earth faces an unexpected disaster. A supernova in the nearby Alpha Centauri system has apparently wiped out nearly every electronic component on the planet, leaving human civilization paralyzed. Phones don't work, transportation … see full wiki
This is when group of Mars explorers attempt a very dangerous re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere. On top of this a serial child killer and a leader of a fanatical cult are released from "judicial sleep." (This is a method of keeping the person asleep during their incarceration. Persons with extremely long sentences would just sleep until they died). The child killer just happens to be one of the few people still alive that can help some terminal cancer patients. Yeah right!
The other main part of the story centers around the president and his inability to perform sexually and his problem with a former girlfriend. I found it very hard to not just skip over these pages while I was reading them.
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