By Andy Weir
There really is no way to make this sound not generic if you the book or seen the movie. The martian starts off with telling us that mark didn't die. He has large challenges ahead cough cough the hab front gets blown off. The one main question is will he make which some know the answer. Also a plot point i left out is he has to make it to Schiaparelli crater.
Just the captain of the mission.
Botanists, chemist, food distributor, engineer, rocket scientist, perfect guy to stuck on mars.
Mission specialist, designer for the hab.