Nothing, not even the dead, is as it seems.
With nothing left for him on Earth, Rear Admiral John Wells didn’t hesitate to lead a third NASA team to Mars, but he never dreamed that one day they’d look out their laboratory module into the lights of a slow-moving vehicle not their own.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, the fate of hundreds, including John Wells’ family — presumed dead these last six years — rests precariously in the hands of Malcolm Raines, self-proclaimed Guardian of the Mother Seed and Principal Cleric of Saint Michael’s Remnant, and his insidious plans for the Father Race.
Wells finds himself in a race against time and all odds to expose the truth: about Mars, about Malcolm Raines, and, if he’s very brave, about himself.
Book 3, the Mars Hills Classified trilogy — adult science fiction
Author Austin Boyd has done a great service to science fiction fans. Yes, it is “near science,” nothing far flung, but rather taking existing science to a possible next step. The Mars Hill Classified trilogy addresses big issues and makes readers think about the ethics connected to our technological advances.
Unfortunately this final book of the three seemed a bit rushed in the end. While it wasn’t as good as the second one, in my opinion, it still brought the story to an appropriate ending.
Science fiction fans should add these books to their “to be read” list.