The Craft by Joe Bob Newman
"The Craft" is an exciting modern day story of a man, Larry, who finds a piece of shimmering metal sticking out of the ground on his ranch in New Mexico. Larry's life is turned upside down. Using large backhoes, he digs the metal up and finds that it is an Alien Craft, a flying saucer. Larry and a few friends figure out how to fly it, and take a trip to the Moon. On the way back he is trapped by Air Force F-16's. They chase him back to his barn, but he is able to evade them.
Eventually he turns the Craft over to the Air Force, but they are forced to hire him to fly it. On a trip to Mars, they find another "space ship." While investigating the inside of the space ship, they encounter a familiar creature that attacks them. The creature is starving and looks at Larry and his crew as food. Can Larry and his crew find a way to defend themselves? A large dust storm envelopes their Craft and affects its operation and ability to fly. As they fight the creature and the storm, their chances of surviving plummet. Can they get the disabled craft off the planet and find their way back to Earth, or are they doomed to death on the red Planet?