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 layman’s 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.
The Returnby Austin W Boyd
The Return picks up six years after the events of book 2 in the series, with John Wells leading another Mars mission. In the opening chapters, John discovers two things: first, there has been another manned Mars mission on the planet simultaneously with John’s, launched by Rex Edwards’s Delta-V Corporation as an advance colony. And second, he/i>
The Return picks up six years after the events of book 2 in the series, with John Wells leading another Mars mission. In the opening chapters, John discovers two things: first, there has been another manned Mars mission on the planet simultaneously with John’s, launched by Rex Edwards’s Delta-V Corporation as an advance colony. And second, he discovers the wreckage of a couple of the “alien spiders” from the first books in the series.
Meanwhile, people very close to John are living in captivity in Raines’s complex in Slovenia. On Mars, the astronauts’ Earth Return Vehicle, in orbit, is apparently hit by meteorites and ruined. They begin to move their entire base, on wheels, to the site of the colony. Kerry and the FBI monitor, through secret surveillance, Raines’s compound in Slovenia In preparation for impregnating the hundreds of teenage clone girls who first showed up in book 2, Raines moves them all to China; Monique escapes and stays behind, then plots with the FBI on how to apprehend and stop Raines. On Mars, John figures out who was behind everything.
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That's the only way someone would give this drivel 5 stars. I found this in the seat stowaway in front of me on a plane stuck on the runway for 3 hours. It was all I had to occupy my time. It is so bad that I highlighted the best parts for my wife to read later, here is an excerpt: "in her last minutes before Sean arrived to rescue her Michelle knew she was dying, yet she was willing to risk it to save a biological sample from Mars. It's the same way with Jesus" ~shrug~ ....me either
It has been six years since Admiral John Wells has been on a manned mission to Mars but this time he is in charge and lands on the red planet. He and his crew find evidence of the ¿aliens¿ that appeared on Mars (which led to the first mars landing) and Earth. In his hands are proof that so called aliens were mechanical devices made on earth. The proof from the first mission was destroyed in a space accident.---------------- John and his crew are shocked to learn that there is a small colony on Mars that NASA has no idea about. There are women and a young man in this colony with all the necessities and a few luxuries who belong to and believe in John Raines¿ ¿Father Race religion¿ based on the alien appearances. John thought his wife and children were killed six years ago when someone destroyed the helicopter they were in they are being held in Father Raines compound in Slovenia desperate to get a message out. Man and wife separated by space and both prisoners in different ways have friends trying to find a way to extract John¿s family as well as 321 innocent clones, which were part of Raines¿ master plan for the human race. They have a deadline because Raines plans to move forward on the new race in a matter of days.------------------------- There are two separate parallel plotlines that don¿t intersect at any point even though the heroine of one is wife to the hero of the other. This is not a fault as reader get two stories for the price of one. John is a typical NASA astronaut, brave, innovative, and courageous enough to make the difficult decisions. His wife has never given up hope of rescue and even aided in letting the right people know where she was located. Austin Boyd is a creative storyteller that will keep readers mesmerized with his innovative storyline.-------------- Harriet Klausner
I immediately started this 3rd book in the trilogy as soon as I finished the 2nd. It kept me spellbound and captivated from cover to cover. Boyd brings the distant planets and the challenges of space into a novel with real people and their individual traits. I can't wait for his follow on novels that are sure to come!