The Prometheus Project [NOOK Book]


Only a Gigantic Hoax Kept the Earth from Being Taken Over by Aliens—but the Secret was About to be Leaked by a Traitor in


Bob Devaney was a soldier in the Special Forces in the early 1960s until a traumatic event which he refused to discuss caused him to leave, setting up his own ...
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The Prometheus Project

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Only a Gigantic Hoax Kept the Earth from Being Taken Over by Aliens—but the Secret was About to be Leaked by a Traitor in


Bob Devaney was a soldier in the Special Forces in the early 1960s until a traumatic event which he refused to discuss caused him to leave, setting up his own security and investigative agency, with one employee: himself.

Often hired by a secret government agency to do undercover work, he was escorting a mysterious woman named Novak to the White House when they were ambushed by gunmen. Novak used a device like an invisibility field to make an impossible escape—and then knocked Devaney out with some kind of ray-tube. When he woke up, Novak was about to terminate him for knowing too much, but a message arrived from a mysterious individual known as Mr. Inconnu: Devaney was to be recruited for something called the Prometheus Project.

The Project turned out to be the largest disinformation operation in history, targeted at the aliens who ruled the galaxy. Mr. Inconnu had arrived in a damaged but highly advanced craft in the 1940s with the information that he had escaped from a group of humans whom aliens had been studying. And unless the Earth could convince the aliens that the planet had a unified government, armed with technology comparable to that of the galactic rulers, the Earth would be exploited as a primitive protectorate.

So far the hoax was working—and the technology which Mr. Inconnu had brought with him helped—but someone in the Project was selling secrets to an interstellar mafia called the Tonkuztra about the real state of affairs on Earth. And Devaney knew that Chloe Bryant, the woman he had fallen in love with, was being set up to take a fall for the real traitor, who was about to embark on a treason beyond imagination, whose consequences could jeopardize the universe itself.

But matters would turn out to be even more complicated than that—and Devaney would discover the strange relationship between himself and the enigmatic Mr. Inconnu. . . .

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148572367
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 3/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 290,942
  • File size: 647 KB

Meet the Author

Steve White was an officer in Naval Intelligence, and served in the Mediterranean and the Vietnam War Zone. Among the popular science fiction adventure novels he has written for Baen are the trilogy comprising The Disinherited, Legacy and Debt of Ages, which combine fast-paced space opera with Arthurian mythology. He has also written the galaxy-spanning adventure Prince of Sunset, and its sequel Emperor of Dawn, and the SF suspense thriller Eagle Against the Stars. With David Weber, he has written the Starfire series, the latest of which was the New York Times best seller The Shiva Option. His most recent novel is Forge of the Titans. He currently works for a legal publishing company in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is married and has three daughters.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fabulous satirical science fiction thriller

    The President explains to the President-elect the real burden past down from leaders since the Truman-Eisenhower transition when Mr. Inconnu arrived with the threat. With evidence including the ship he stole, Mr. Inconnu proved that the galaxy is owned by superpowers that use the technologically backward like Earth as colonial pawns. To survive Earth must show they are much higher up on the food chain than we are. --- Former Special Forces grunt Bob Devaney (not the Cornhusker) works for THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT; the greatest disinformation campaign ever conducted, whose mission is to keep aliens from realizing how backward we really are. Bob understands that failure means earth will become an exploited protectorate. However, two events have occurred that could wreck the deception. The President elect is an ideologue who may not be able to accept the real meaning of the theory of relativity and that someone intimately involved in the hoax is selling real world information to an outer space criminal mob. Bob is to find out who is the traitor worse than Judas is and insure that THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT continues to fake out the ETs. The prime suspect is the woman Bob loves. --- Steve White writes a fabulous satirical science fiction thriller that skewers we¿re number one American political- information-military-production complex. The story line is fast-paced with the audience learning from the onset how the greatest disinformation top secret project works and why through the change of administrations. Bob is a terrific protagonist as he struggles to uncover the identity of the traitor with all evidence pointing towards his beloved. Fans except those who believe God directs the president will appreciate this terrific lampooning of the values of the USA.--- Harriet Klausner

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