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Aliens are coming!
A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic. The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies. But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him. Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear.
Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte "Charley" Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship. Meanwhile, as a terrified world fearful of space invaders approaches meltdown, big pharma moguls and their thugs are hot on the trail of the foursome.
In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities. Rip and Charley face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe? Full of UFO's, futuristic technology, edge-of-your-seat flying scenes and unforgettable characters, human and otherwise, Stephen Coonts' Savage Planet is classic storytelling at its best . . . and pure, unadulterated fun.
|Publisher:||St. Martin's Press|
|Series:||Saucer Series , #3|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
STEPHEN COONTS is the author of many New York Times bestselling books that have been translated and published around the world. His novels include Flight of the Intruder, The Disciple, The Assassin, and the Deep Black and Saucers series. A former naval aviator and Vietnam combat veteran, he is a graduate of West Virginia University and the University of Colorado School of Law. He lives in Colorado.
Date of Birth:July 19, 1946
Place of Birth:Morgantown, West Virginia
Education:B.A., West Virginia University, 1968; J.D., University of Colorado, 1979
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Funny and fast-paced, this story will keep you on the edge of your seat while you enjoy giggles and amazing rides in a flying saucer. There's enough action and suspense with the main characters to keep the pages turning and plenty of comedy sandwiched in to entertain. It's a fun read and I admit to not having read the first two so I think this third of the trilogy does just fine flying solo. Also the alien, Adam Solo, is pure and positive which is a nice change from all the negative stuff out there. I loved Coonts' perspective about humanity. This is a perfectly inspiring story with a breath of fresh air, just in time for spring!
This is the third book in the Saucer series, and one of the few series I enjoyed reading more than once. The characters are great, the technology is advanced but still believable, and the story lines are very entertaining. This book answers a number of questions around the source of the saucers and the history behind their occupants. All three books are a fun and easy read.
space ship are found around the planet, humans are able to fly them using a special headband. Hysterical groups. Swearing.
Really should be 3.5 but rounded up due to being long standing Coonts fan. The Saucer series clearly written to entertain and amuse, showing excellent combination of character creation and somewhat believable science fiction. Plus he included one of my alltime favorite Harray Callahan lines. If you have enjoyed Jake Grafton through the years give these guys a shot.