Sea of Crises

Sea of Crises

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by Marty Steere
     
 

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"That shouldn't be here."

Those are the last words uttered by Commander Bob Cartwright in September 1976, just before all communication with the crew of Apollo 18 is inexplicably lost during the astronauts' first moonwalk. Frantic attempts to re-establish communications with the astronauts are unsuccessful. Three days later, however, as NASA is scrambling…  See more details below

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"That shouldn't be here."

Those are the last words uttered by Commander Bob Cartwright in September 1976, just before all communication with the crew of Apollo 18 is inexplicably lost during the astronauts' first moonwalk. Frantic attempts to re-establish communications with the astronauts are unsuccessful. Three days later, however, as NASA is scrambling to put together a rescue mission, astronomers detect a burn of the service propulsion system, and, on schedule, but still in eerie silence, the command module begins its return transit, culminating in the welcome sight of the capsule descending majestically beneath a trio of parachutes into the South Pacific.

But when the hatch is opened, the navy divers tasked with assisting the astronauts into the recovery helicopter make a gruesome discovery. The bodies of the three men inside have been burned beyond recognition, victims of a failed heat shield. And with them has died any chance of learning the meaning of Cartwright's enigmatic last statement or what transpired during those three blacked out days in the Mare Crisium, or Sea of Crises.

Unfortunately, unless and until man returns to the moon, it's a mystery that will remain forever unsolved.

Or will it?

Thirty-six years later, Cartwright's sons make a shocking discovery: The capsule that came down in the Pacific Ocean with three charred remains was not their father's capsule. And the body they buried all those years before was not their father.

What they've uncovered puts the three brothers on the run, chased by a ruthless group who will stop at nothing to preserve the secret behind the fate of the Apollo 18 astronauts. The brothers will need to set aside past differences and pool their talents if they are to stay alive and unravel the mystery behind what really happened in the Sea of Crises.

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Kirkus Reviews (starred review) - Kirkus Reviews
"A stellar thriller... Steere's high-octane suspense tale takes off with all the intrigue and honor of the best space-age Westerns and political thrillers."
bookideas.com - Celina Cuadro
"Marty Steere's Sea of Crises drew me in, held me at the edge, and gave my hand a comforting squeeze when I couldn't stand to see what happened next. This is a thriller with heart that will leave its readers satisfied they followed the Cartwright boys into a dangerous adventure."
Bestsellersworld.com - Douglas Cobb
"[P]ulse-pounding... If you like edge-of-your-seat thrillers, I highly recommend you check out Marty Steere's novel Sea of Crises!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014221627
Publisher:
Penfield Publications
Publication date:
04/02/2012
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
13,917
File size:
813 KB

Meet the Author

The son of a career air force officer, Marty Steere grew up on or near military installations across the country and overseas before settling in Southern California, where, when he's not writing, he practices law.

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Sea of Crises 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
AlwaysReadingDC More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Enough mystery, action and conspiracy to keep me turning the pages. This book would make an excellent movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard do stop reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the few books that I have given a great rating. I bought the book because of it's premise and it was better than I ever thought it would be. I'm not sure how many books this author has written, but if he has more out there and they are as good as this one, I will read them. As I finished the book I realized that I could picture this as a great movie. A GREAT READ...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book to be very enjoyable. I went through it in one day. Don't read most of the reviews. They give too much of the book away.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Enjoyed the plot, characters and constant twists and turns kept the book moving at a brisk pace.
ronnies4 12 months ago
Great book. Kept me interested till the end. I recommend it highly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed
elphie1 More than 1 year ago
Wow ! Flat out fantastic book ! I was unable to put it down once I began reading......Endearing good guys and supporting characters, bad guys in high places, thrilling plot involving a mysterious 36- year- old space "accident", and more action than should be legal ! Interesting information in general about the space program. And, a very satisfying conclusion ! I would give more than 5 stars if possible.....I agree with an earlier review - what a great movie this would make !! Hint, hint .....
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day! Couldn't put it down.
MaggieSueMP More than 1 year ago
What a great book!  I hope it gets made into a movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story! Will be looking for other books by this author.
pmc130 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book, will read other books by this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Had me hooked right away and kept my interest right to the end. Read this book, you will not be disappointed.
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Full of suspense. Fast paced with great characters.
Siobhan7 More than 1 year ago
This is a real page turner. Excellent read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book, read it in two days - couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't say much without giving it away, but this had me hooked after the first couple of pages. Full of surprises! Highly recommend it.
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SandraHeptinstall More than 1 year ago
It was once said, "In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you get through, but how many can get through you." This book blew me away. I have never read anything close to this that had me guessing as much as this book did. Commander Bob Cartwright was an astronaut and had been on a space mission. As the capsule was returning to earth the heat shield had failed and the three bodies inside were burnt beyond recognition. Years later one of Cartwright son's discovered information and called his two brothers to meet him. He found evidence that it might not be their father who was in the capsule. But if that was true, then what had happened to their dad? I really liked this book and the development of each character. The author really spent a lot of time in taking totaly different personalities and making them work as one unit. Excellent Read and worth five stars. Posted by Whispering Winds Book Reviews at 9:39 AM No comments: Rated G
Kataman1 More than 1 year ago
I was lucky to receive a reviewer's copy from the author for this book. This book has both a lot of good parts and some not so good. The premise of the book is that there was an additional Apollo mission to the moon in the mid 1970's (Apollo 18). During that mission, NASA lost contact with the moon module and no further contact was made until it splashed down on Earth days later with the inside of the capule "fried" with three burnt bodies inside. Flashforward to the present and Nate Cartwright, son of one of the Apollo 18 astronuats gets a desperate call from his brother Peter to pick him up at the airport. Peter tells him he is being followed by bad people. When Nate meets Peter he tells him he has been investigating documentation from the Apollo 18 flight and has proof that the capsule that was recovered, was not the capsule that was sent up. When they get home they are beset on by some bad guys who give them a warning to stop looking into the Apollo 18 mission. Nate and Peter are not deterred and decide to locate their brother Matt for help. Matt is some sort of secret operative living in hiding who had been declared dead several years prior. Matt wants to help his brothers learn what happened to their father and they go in search of answers. Having ignored the bad guys' warnings they are now pursued by the bad guys. Now what was really good about the book. The author spends roughly a third of the book telling the story of what happened to the Apollo 18 crew on the moon and this part of the book is very compelling and these pages fly by really quickly for the reader. Now for the not so good. The rest of the book is kind of boring and seems to copy from a lot of other stories. Matt turns out to be a type of unstoppable Jason Bourne and he seems to get weaponry and explosives out of thin air. We have seen a lot of this before in Die Hard and Rambo movies. Had the book been solely been the story on the moon, I could easily have given it five stars. The rest of the book brings down my rating to three stars.