Trip Hackett needs a beer.
On the heels of his latest suspension, disgraced US Marshal Trip Hackett packs up his Stetson and returns home to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, where he hopes to circle the wagons and find a new means of supporting his family. He knows shooting the man was justified. However, with his history and the scrutiny cops face these days, plus the deceased being the son of a senator, Trip would bet his paltry retirement savings that his career in law enforcement is over.
Enter the enigmatic Mr. Smith, an odd-looking stranger with a proposition. If Trip helps Smith’s employer find a missing girl, then he and his family will never want for money again. Grudgingly, Trip takes the case, expecting it will be the last of his career. He may be right, though for reasons he could have never imagined.
The search takes Trip on a journey to the stars. But while he escapes his present, he runs straight into a past he never knew existed. He may just find the answer to America’s greatest unsolved mystery: What really happened to the settlers of Roanoke Island?
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An interesting twist of modern day police work mixed with history and science fiction. Sci-Fi is not my first choice for books but this one definitely pulled me in and kept my attention. It has just the right amount of science fiction mixed with mystery and suspense that makes for a fantastic ride. The story follows US Marshall Trip Hackett who at the beginning of the story is having a very bad day that leads to him questioning his future. Heading to his home town to get away for a bit while he figures things out he meets a strange man in his hometown bar who has an interesting job offer to help find a missing girl. As Trip will soon discover, this is no ordinary missing person case as it is will take Trip on the adventure of a lifetime that will introduce him to new worlds and new creatures some of which are not as alien as he would have thought. Colonies Lost has lot of intrigue and plot twists that will keep you wondering to the end. It is a fun, fantastic story that you will not be sorry you read. I highly recommend you pick this one up. Even if you are not a Sci-Fi fan, this one really is worth it. Ian Malone does a great job of painting a picture with his words that makes the story come to life. This is my first book from this author but it probably won’t be my last.