All contact is lost with the first human colony on Mars during a long and destructive sandstorm. Satellite imagery of the aftermath shows extensive damage to the facility, and the fifty-four colonists who called it home are presumed dead.
Three years later, a new mission sets down on the planet surface to investigate what remains of the derelict site. But, it’s not long before they realize the colony is not as lifeless as everyone thought. Someone is still alive -- hiding out somewhere.
Yet, before they can find the elusive colonist a strange illness starts to affect the crew. Pressure now mounts on Biologist, Dr. Jann Malbec, to locate the source and find a way to fight it. However, as she investigates she begins to suspect a dark and deadly secret lurking within the facility. A secret that threatens not just the crew but the entire population of Earth.
With limited resources and time running out, she must find some answers and find them fast. Because if she doesn't, none of them will be going home.
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★★★★★ ‘Surpassed Expectations - This was an outstanding read!’
★★★★★ ‘It's been a long time since a book made me stay up all night just to find out the ending. This book is superb!’
★★★★★ ‘Fast paced, intriguing science fiction thriller that just rolls off the pages. Can't wait for the next installment…’
★★★★★ ‘A wonderful adventure… Like a blend of Heinlein and Weir…’
★★★★★ ‘This is a superior work of Sci-Fi authorship. The novel is totally engaging and highly believable The author is technically well versed which adds greatly to the authenticity of the narrative. A must read.’
★★★★★ ‘I really enjoyed this book… A real roller-coaster. Great characters. believable plot-line and nail-biting suspense.’
★★★★★ ‘Love it. Could not put it down. Action drama, death and mayhem. What's not to like?’
★★★★★ ‘I don't normally read SF but my husband got it and I started looking at it… and couldn't put it down. I really enjoyed it.’
★★★★★ ’Terrific novel! …my only comment is that I lost a lot of sleep reading… Think I will wait till morning to start Colony Two. On second thought what the heck - it's only 3:30 AM!’
About Colony One Mars:
This is the first book in a Sci-Fi series set in a human colony on Mars. The science depicted is, for the most part, plausible. In other words, what’s technically possible with either current technology or taking experimental research a step or two further. That said, you won’t need a calculator or a slide-rule to enjoy the story.
Book 1: Colony One Mars
Book 2: Colony Two Mars
Book 3: Colony Three Mars (Completes the trilogy)
Book 4: Jezero City, Colony Four Mars (Can be read as a stand-alone novel)
The Belt Series:
Book 1: Entanglement
Book 2: Entropy (Due out April)