Gabriel's Return

Gabriel's Return

by Steve Umstead, Josh Powers

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Book 2 of the Evan Gabriel Science Fiction Adventure Trilogy


***** Voted Reviewer's Choice 2011 by The Kindle Book Review: "A Sci-Fi Rumble in the Jungle" Five Stars

Gabriel has always been haunted by his past. Now he must face his past once again.

On the far-off icebound planet of Poliahu, North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel suffered the loss of several team members in order to free a native species and save his brother. Now he is being called away on a new mission by a friend in trouble, and by a name from his distant past. He and his surviving team must again travel across the galaxy, this time to the world where he lost his naval command, and his original team, so many years ago: Eden.

Gabriel will face three distinct threats on Eden: the well-armed terrorist group that has been raiding Eden City, the deadly flora and fauna of the planet itself, and perhaps most ominously, his own haunting memories of his past.

Gabriel's Return continues the epic science fiction adventure trilogy with characters new and old, advanced weapons and technology, devious political intrigue on the moon and Mars, and deadly jungle combat on the unique planet of Eden.
Approximately 87,000 words


"Loaded with more than enough hi-tech action, but Umstead finds balance and depth by presenting a more complex plot and delves much deeper into his characters... a five-star read" - Tom Clementson, The Kindle Book Review

"You feel as if you are trekking through the jungle on Eden. This series is fantastic and I highly recommend this to all." - Katie Turner, The Kindle Book Review

"The world building accomplished by the author is exceptional. The descriptions of the tactics and equipment used within the story line is spot on."

"The action in this book rocks, complete with super-cool weapons and technology. Umstead takes a complex cast and gives them each a distinct personality that makes the team dynamic just great."

Also available: Gabriel's Redemption (Book 1), Gabriel's Revenge (Book 3), Gabriel's Journey (Complete Collection)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013099494
Publisher: ReactionMass Media
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Series: Evan Gabriel Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 122,093
File size: 790 KB

About the Author

Steve Umstead has been the owner of a Caribbean & Mexico travel company for the past ten years, but never forgot his lifelong dream of becoming an author. After a successful stab at National Novel Writing Month, he decided to pursue his dream more vigorously…but hasn’t given up the traveling.

Steve lives in scenic (tongue-in-cheek) New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and several bookshelves full of other authors’ science fiction novels. Gabriel’s Redemption was his debut novel, published in February of 2011; Gabriel’s Return, the second in the trilogy, launched in August; the finale, Gabriel’s Revenge, book 3, hit the virtual shelves in December.

Customer Reviews

Gabriel's Return 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read with a good pace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so good. The plot, the characters, the world... It's great. I wish there were more Gabriel books.
JEagle More than 1 year ago
I've read all three books of the Gabriel's series and enjoyed each one. Albeit the books do not go heavy into details on the technical aspects of the time period, dives deep into the characters. They were a good, easy and enjoyable read. I would definitely read other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a good story, and worth reading. The only main critique is that the end seemed a little rushed. All in all, a good read.
Desert_Tortoise More than 1 year ago
Excellent SCI-FI adventure in my eyes, but I enjoy space drama. No synopsis on my part; read the book for your own pleasure.
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I enjoyed reading the first 2 books in this series. I bought the last book but haven't read it yet. Looking forward to finding out how everything ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed the first two books of this trilogy and I am looking forward to the next.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this to anyone who likes military sci-fi. I enjoyed the character development, the flow of the book. I did not find anyplace where I felt that short-cuts where taken. This is the second in a trilogy. I will be looking for other books written by Umstead.
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gil7894 More than 1 year ago
Quick reading space marine series. No really imaginative elements with regards to plot, alien worlds, characters, or technology. Given the dearth of really good current science fiction, this is entertaining.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He's really a kindhearted man, given the chance. It's just that Gabriel is rarely, if ever, given the chance. Other authors deal with the antagonisms of politics like a fancy fencing match. Mr Powers, has his main character deal with politics like a bull in a china shop. Actually since Gabriel is the leader of and elite and VERY efficient fighting unit it more like the running of the bulls and everyone best stand aside or lose an arm, a leg or some other cherished body part. Gabriel has a good heart but he is also constitutionally unable to suffer fools, traitors or tyrants. This whole series is a good read that I highly recommend.
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Great bridge to Part 3: Revenge!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vivid and grpahically exciting. Causes the imagination to create the movie in your mind. Hoping that the ending is just as good, but this is superb.
DJC73 More than 1 year ago
his writing is up there with John Ringo with out the politics.
The_Nightguy More than 1 year ago
Imaginative, involving, and infectious. A wild nightmare ride through some of Gabriel's skeletons.....though Eden is nothing like your ordinary "closet"....and OH, does he clean house nicely!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evan Gabriel is a heroes hero. Complicated, focused, and a good leader. Can't wait to read the next one.
robbsan More than 1 year ago
To any sci-fi reader like me,,,, go ahead and buy this trilogy! I enjoyed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down.