Blurb from the back cover:
According to the cast of characters printed just inside the front cover of the novel, “The Tomorrow People” are:There was something on Mars that killed people.
One expedition vanished without a trace. Out of another, only one man came back. That was Johnny Wendt—the only man who had seen Mars and lived. His knowledge could be decisive in the desperate East-West race for Space. But Johnny didn’t know what it was that made Mars a death-trap … and he didn’t know that he’d brought it back with him!
Judith Merril’s anthologies and short stories have won her a unique place in science-fiction. Now, in he second full-length novel, she has turned in a top-flight dramatic narrative of the near future.
Johnny Wendt: The world’s first Space hero—until he became an alcoholic drifter.
Lisa Trovi: She gave up a career to salvage Johnny, the she went to the Moon to help him—but found something there more important than love.
Phil Kutler: His job was to find out what Space had done to Johnny—and see that it didn’t happen to the next Spacemen.
Congressman McLafferty: He was out to grab the Space program for himself—and his dreadfully effective weapons were headlines.