The Battle For Mars technothriller series chronicles the clash between two countries to learn the secrets hidden on Mars. This realistic sci-fi thriller, which could be the subject of tomorrow’s headlines, will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Four SpaceX colonists are doomed to die in Mars orbit unless visionary entrepreneurial billionaire Chase Konrad can save them. The Daedalus Mission, which is the first book in the series, develops into something far more mysterious and deadly than Konrad expects. And the follow-on missions that result from it, the X-ray, Omega, and Tango missions, will shock you with their revelations of what really could be on Mars
This hard science technothriller is the opening salvo in the Battle For Mars series. The year is 2029, and four SpaceX astronauts are about to enter orbit around Mars in preparation for a landing on the red planet. But there’s a problem. The ship carrying the astronauts has been leaking fuel for most of the trip, and now it doesn’t have enough left for a landing attempt. Complicating matters further, the Chinese have sent a manned spacecraft to Mars, too. Will they try to beat the SpaceX team to be the first humans to set foot on Mars? Are they going to try to land on Phobos, the Martian moon, for a look at the mysterious monolith that seems to be there? The only hope for the SpaceX astronauts is an untested spacecraft/propulsion system developed by a rival company, a company created and led by a reclusive billionaire who seems to want to put SpaceX out of business. Who will land on Mars first? Is the Phobos monolith a natural or artificial object? And what is the Chinese agenda regarding Mars? This tension-filled short novel also includes a science fact article on colonizing Mars.
The Battle For Mars continues in this 55,000 word technothriller. The mysterious monolith on the Martian moon, Phobos, was shocking enough. But now there’s a new mystery to investigate at the enigmatically named X-ray site on Mars. And Chase Konrad must once again risk his life on that planet in order to save his business empire from bankruptcy. The Chinese are interested in the X-ray site too and Konrad is prepared to dish out some payback to the Chinese for what they’ve done to his employees and friends. What shocking secrets does the X-ray site hold and which side will learn those secrets?
The Omega-Tango Missions is the thrilling conclusion to the Battle For Mars Technothriller series. The Omega site on Mars seems to show some kind of semi-transparent tunnel exposed above ground for a short distance. NASA and the Chinese space agency both send people to investigate. But the tunnel hides a deadly secret and the trail will lead to another site and another mission, the Tango Mission, where humans will finally discover the last and ultimate Martian secret. Will they find a way to get back to Earth, or will that secret die with them?
An alien satellite has been orbiting Earth since at least the 1950s. The U.S. Space Force wants to capture it and bring it back for analysis. China will do anything to stop them, even if it means risking nuclear war. This 42,000 word action-packed, technothriller set in the year 2022, is fiction. But it could become tomorrow’s headlines. Contains language some might find offensive. Space Force Major Curt Branson’s X-37C spaceplane has been damaged by a Chinese anti-satellite weapon. His oxygen is running out fast, and he has only two choices, crash land on the Arctic icecap with a slim chance of survival or make an emergency landing in Russia, against Presidential orders. What would you do?
In the dying days of the war in Europe, Nazi scientists manage to put an atomic bomb into orbit. Only a miracle prevented them from bringing it back down on New York. Thirteen years later, with the bomb still in orbit, the Black Sun, a secret neo-Nazi organization with considerable financial and technological resources at their command, builds the Seawolf 4, a super-sub capable of traveling under the Arctic icecap, where it will transmit the order for the satellite bomb to descend on the USSR while at the same time launching a A-bomb armed cruise missile at an American city in the hopes of starting World War III. The only hope of stopping them are the new US nuclear subs, Nautilus and Skate. Can one of them find the Seawolf 4 in time? Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler fans will enjoy this tension-filled thriller that combines real world events in the 40’s and 50’s with a dash of science fiction. This novel is fiction but you’ll be astonished by how much of it is true when you read the Author's comments at the end.