Taylor is invited to join a student, Floyd Wells, and a fellow professor, Susan Kelly, on an archeological dig as a horse wrangler; needed because the site is "...way back in the Rocky Mountains."
Things start to unravel when he learns that the site is on the Moon and the Earth rises above its horizon, "Not the Moon or the Earth that we know. But a different Earth and Moon in another reality, another universe."
The crowning problem: the project is financed by New Century Enterprises, a company known for criminal dealings with which Taylor has had problems before. Their interest is an ore unique to the alien Moon that, "...will burn for days...Burned under pressure it lasts far longer..." and has "...enough potential energy to create an atomic bomb equivalent without the radiation problem."
Taylor finds himself facing the task of getting himself and his two "project associates" out alive and hopefully preventing New Century from getting their hands on a weapon capable of changing world order.
Armed only with his forty five revolver, assisted by "... the smartest horse in any world", and hampered by age ("Golden years be damned! I'm not up to this.") Taylor has a problem.
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About the Author
Patrick Thomas was born in California and grew up in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Missouri, California, Wyoming, British Columbia, and celebrated his 13th birthday living in a construction camp in Kajakai, Afghanistan.
When not growing up or working in construction camps, he grew up or worked in farming.
After graduating from the University of California with a BA degree in Economics and Political Science, he worked in several industries for almost 50 years. He then retired with his wife of 40 years to northeastern Nevada to use his more than 20 years experience as a technical writer and more than 50 years as a horseman to "train horses and write books."
Earth Rise is his second novel. He previously wrote: Shadows of Evil-the vampires among us.
He also wrote a non-fiction:
The Right to Bear Arms and the wisdom of doing so, and is currently working on another non fiction:
A Clear and Present Danger-a matter of personal freedom and economic prosperity