A rogue satellite disappears off NSA's space radar and
falls into Monterey Bay on the California coastline. The Agency's efforts to
find the lost satellite are thwarted by a young oceanographer, Matt Cross, who,
with his wife, Lindy, a local television reporter, watch the fiery landing from
their honeymoon beach picnic and track it to its final resting place,
five-hundred feet down in the Monterey Submarine Canyon. Bent on fame and
fortune, they retrieve the satellite, examine it, and find an unfathomable object,
a satellite sent back in time from our future. Revealing its contents to the
American public in a history-making television report, they turn our world
upside down and leave it with a life-or-death decision: assassinate a few
innocent people or destroy the future of humanity.
This fast-paced techno thriller
leaves you breathless as you race through its pages, searching for the answer.
Based on the Grandfather Paradox, it is not a fantasy but a realistic depiction
of an event that could happen tomorrow. Fasten your seat belts and ready
yourselves for the trip of a lifetime.
Satellite Lost (SF Techno Thriller)
Independent Publishing Platform
“A Different Kind of
Time Travel Story.”
Newly weds Matt and
Lindy Cross are celebrating their honeymoon on the California coast. Lying on
the Monterey Bay beach they are attracted
to a fireball falling into the waters off the shore. Strangely, the fireball
doesn’t act like a meteor, as it slows before crashing into the bay. Matt, an
ex-Navy diver, takes GPS readings, and a few days later makes a dive in his
company’s mini-sub to retrieve the object.
Bringing it back to their home, they discover a teardrop
shaped satellite, but that’s not the strangest part. When they open it, they
discover it’s from the future, 2285, and there are now 54 states. A letter
explains the situation clearly. A scientist in the future had discovered the
wormhole effect, putting it to practical use, and aliens from another galaxy
uses it to attack our planet. Earth is near destruction, and the president
feels the only way out of the situation is for someone in the past to
assassinate a relative of the responsible scientist to insure the wormhole
effect is never discovered.
This was not only a fast paced thrill ride it’s an
interesting take on time travel. Instead of sending their own assassin back in
time, they use satellite technology to request us to kill a relative in the
direct line. This is the Grandfather Paradox. By killing someone in the past,
you destroy a whole family line up to and including the person you really want
stopped. What would our society decide to do in such a case? The author’s
solution is simply brilliant. Highly recommended.
Author of WORLDS OF TOMORROW
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