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Number of Pages: 448
Vendor: Living Ink
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)|
Series: Mars Hill Classified
John Wells spent all of his adult life devoted to one goal: astronaut selection. From humble beginnings, he waited on Gods timing, becoming an experienced Navy pilot and spacecraft systems engineer. One amazing day, fighting a Russian attack submarine, he received the call to space and to his destiny. Thirteen years later, from the International Space Station, John witnesses a terrorist attack that decimates the nations capitol and national security systems. When its followed by strange indications of alien life on Mars, Johns call puts him in the midst of a great controversy that tests him and his faith to the limit.
Austin W. Boyd is an award-winning author who writes extensively about faith issues related to technology and business. He published award winning poetry and more than two dozen technical articles and papers during his career as a Navy pilot, NASA astronaut finalist, and spacecraft engineer. The author of six novels, he is a Christy Gold Medal finalist (The Proof, 2007) and the winner of the Mount Hermon "Pacesetter Award." Austin currently writes for a number of Christian publishers. He has several novels in work based on themes tied to faith dilemmas in bioethics, as well as a Christian laymans guide to Islam. Austin is employed as the Chief Executive Officer for an engineering and design firm in Huntsville, Alabama. He is active in local ministry activities, Southwood Presbyterian Church of Huntsville, and First Baptist Church of Huntsville where he has served as a teacher, deacon, and evangelist.
AsherTexasAge: 18-24Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5A fascinating novelOctober 24, 2012AsherTexasAge: 18-24Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5An American civil terrorist--with a liking for Macadamia nuts, classical music, and Russian doll clowns--cripples the nation's capital, and blinds space surveillance. Known as Nick, he always has a way out--and things are never as they first appear with him.
Navy Captain John Wells, technician for the International Space Station, watches from orbit as the attack is launched. Dealing with crisis inside and outside the station, John still manages to help the FBI track the terrorists, who are sending most of the nation's leaders on a wild goose chase to Iran.
Special Agent Terrance Kerry, collaborating with John, follows a far-out lead on the terrorists, finding out too late just how brilliant the clown called Nick really is.
And Malcolm Raines, an obscure basketball player turned preacher, claims that Earth will hear from "the Father Race". NASA has already been receiving strange imagery from Mars, and a robotic mission to the Red Planet turns up seemingly irrefutable evidence for intelligent life.
Two men and one woman are about to embark on the first manned mission to the planet.
The Evidence is a fascinating tale of the near future (though the dates mentioned are now past) that presents a delightful cast of characters.
With a clear and colorful narrative, Austin Boyd engages the reader with many questions and some quirky humor.
"I want to be your Ruth. If your family includes little green Martians, then I need to make them my people, too."
To sum it up in one simple sentence: this is a techno-thriller, a Military novel that crosses over the bridge into the realm of science fiction.
My rating is five out of five stars. I'm really looking forward to reading the next two books (The Proof; The Return) in the Mars Hill Classified trilogy.