3.5Gs of crushing pressure exerted itself on the bodies and organs of the two astronauts geared up in their orange flight suits locked into takeoff position inside the compact Wyvern spacecraft atop the rapidly ascending rocket. These two veterans of space-flight were used to these conditions. What they were not used to was the dangerous rescue mission they were embarking on—one that had never been attempted before…
Mars Journey: Call to Action Book 1 is the first book in bestselling science fiction thriller series set in the near future:
A brilliant but disgraced former astronaut embarks on a modern day quest to gather and train the crew of the first international mission to Mars, but their assignment is thrown into jeopardy when a massive global technology conglomerate launches a bid to reach Mars first and claim the red planet as corporate property.
The Mars Journey series delves into the science, technology, drive, and determination of the human spirit to come together to overcome our greatest challenges, explore space, and become the first martians to colonize the Red Planet.
"My SF reading past has encompassed Clarke, Asimov, Herbert, Del Rey, and the like, and I have to confess that they may have spoiled me for some of the newer authors.... Bill Hargenrader may well be an exception to that rule!" J Dunnet
“Finally got a chance to read your book! I LOVE it. We need more books like this and series of stories like this would be just awesome! “ A. Elliott
“Short enough with so much action that I could not quit reading until I finished rather late at night!” -Hank
This is Book 1 in the Mars Journey Series. This is a novella, 22,000 words, approximately 133 written pages.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the first book in the Mars Journey: Call To Action series. This book should not be read as a standalone, as it ends in a cliffhanger for the next book. There is some violence. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. This was the first book by this author that I have read so I wasn't sure what to expect. What I found was an interesting story on the next race to space, specifically to Mars. Don't expect much action and the story is fairly slow paced. While this book is average, it is necessary to set the stage for the rest of the series. This is definitely a series that I want to continue reading to see what happens next.