Astronomer Dr. Selena Hartmann has made a discover that the CIA wants kept secret. When Selena's daughter is threatened and her best friend is killed, she retaliates!
"...A LITTLE MASTERPIECE OF DYNAMIC SUSPENSE...and an impressive demonstration of how precarious our world is, both cosmically and socially."
Dr. Vladimir Strelnitski, Dir., Maria Mitchell Observatory
"NICE JOB! ...a FAST-PACED, EXCITING READ..."
Dr. D. Yoemans, Mgr., NASA Near-Earth Object, Jet Propulsion Lab
In COLLISION COURSE a world-renowned astronomer, Dr. Selena Hartmann, spins toward the precipice of world destruction with scientific knowledge that could simultaneously save the world and destroy her family.
Dr. Hartmann believes the consequences of launching a Star Wars-type defense program could be disastrous for our planet. Her visible enemies are the combined forces of big business and politics - the military-industrial complex.
But it is the hidden agenda of a supposed ally that proves far more sinister.
In COLLISION COURSE, real-time science dovetails with a highly charged plot, a cast of extraordinary characters, and break-neck pacing.
From a mountaintop in the French Alps to the beaches of Hawaii and "King Keck," the world's greatest observatory, the excitement culminates at the site of a billion-dollar, superconducting supercollider in Chile where a visionary developer plans a mission so treacherous that Carl Sagan warned against it in his book, PALE BLUE DOT.
"...a MESMERIZING but totally believable tale. Superbly written. Once started, most difficult to stop. Hopefully, there will be a sequel."
Brig. Gen. Hugh S. Aitken (Ret) USMC
"A GRIPPING TALE of INTRIGUE and DECEPTION, of SCIENCE and POLITICS, centered on the threat that AN ASTEROID MAY HIT THE EARTH IN 2019. FAST-PACED! ...must have done her homework well."
Dr. B. G. Marsden, Dir., Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
JAMES BOND would feel right at home in this fast-paced story of love, politics, family and villains! Intense action...You could swear you just watched a movie!"
T. Searfoss, Blueberry Pond Observatory, ME
"Perfect for anyone who wants to experience a scientist's emotional attachment with her (or his) work. I really enjoyed it."
Lauren Sauer, Pres., Boston Univ. Astronomical Society
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About the Author
Her writing has been published in newspapers and literary magazines both in the United States and abroad.
She and her husband divide their time between Vero Beach, Florida, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.