Saucer

Saucer

An Adventure

Book - 2002
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Stephen Coonts has earned an extraordinary worldwide reputation with his military thrillers featuring Jake Grafton, one of the most popular and recognizable characters in contemporary suspense fiction. In this exhilarating departure, Coonts takes readers on an imaginative journey into space that is as suspenseful as any of his other stories . . .

When Rip Cantrell, a seismic survey worker in the Sahara, spots a glint of reflected light in the distance, he investigates-and finds a piece of metal apparently entombed in the sandstone. Before long, Rip and his colleagues uncover a flying saucer that has been resting there for 140,000 years.

Their discovery doesn't remain a secret for long. The U.S. airforce sends a UFO investigation team, which arrives just minutes before a team sent by an Australian billionaire to steal the saucer's secrets. Before either side can outwit the other, the Libyan military arrives.

Meanwhile, Rip has been checking out the saucer. With the help of a beautiful ex-Air Force test pilot Charley Pine, Rip flies the saucer away, embarking on a fantastic journey into space and around the world, keeping just ahead of those who want the saucer for themselves.

Saucer is a dazzling flying story and an action-filled look at what might have been...and what might be.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312283421
0312283423
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib Nov 30, 2015

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. Science Fiction newsletter December 2015

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Chrisicle
Jun 20, 2011

I happened to select this book immediately after completing the book "Germline" by Erlick Nelson. After the complexity of Germline, I was *initially* hit with the simplicity of this book. I thought they had labelled it incorrectly and that it was really junior fiction, not adult fiction. I'm not sure if this was due to Germline however, you have to judge this for yourself.

After getting over this initial bump the story turned out okay. Not fantastic, not bad, hunce 3 stars.

It achieves in a flying saucer book exactly what I would have wanted.
There are too many saucer books/movies, where this piece of amazing tech just sits there, no one taking it for a spin. If I were to find one, I would try and power it use the thing. This book did this which pleased me immensely.

Book two looks to be shaping up to be even better.

Worth a read for the pure fun of the story, or if you would like to imagine what you would do if you found a saucer. Probably not the book for you if your spend your leisure time analyzing the semantics and complexity of a work instead of enjoying a relaxing read.

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rahmmie
Feb 19, 2011

I thought this was the worst book by Coonts that I've read so far. At best, I think it should be classified as Juvenile Fiction

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