Item description for The Return (Mars Hill Classified, Book 3) by Austin Boyd...
Overview SUBTITLE: Is Seeing Believing?
With nothing left for him on Earth, Rear Admiral John Wells didn?t hesitate to lead a third NASA team to Mars, but he never dreamed that one day they?d look out their laboratory module into the lights of a slow-moving vehicle not their own.
In the third installment of the Mars Hill Classified series, life on Mars becomes increasingly more unpredictable as the past collides with the future and nothing, not even the dead, is as it seems. Meanwhile, back on Earth, the fate of hundreds, including John Wells? family?presumed dead these last six years?rests precariously in the hands of Malcolm Raines, self-proclaimed Guardian of the Mother Seed and Principal Cleric of Saint Michael?s Remnant, and his insidious plans for the Father Race. Wells will find himself in a race against time and all odds to expose the truth: about Mars, about Malcolm Raines, and, if he?s very brave, about himself.
While Rear Admiral John Wells begins to uncover a web of lies on Mars, his wife and daughter are struggling for survival on earth. Now John must survive his dangerous mission and find a way back home, even as a shocking plan begins to unfold millions of miles away on earth.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.1" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.95 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
Series Mars Hill Classified
Series Number 3
ISBN 157683946X ISBN13 9781576839461
Availability 0 units.
More About Austin Boyd
Austin Boyd is the award-winning author of the thrilling space suspense trio, The Evidence, The Proof and The Return. An inventor, business entrepreneur, spacecraft engineer, and Navy pilot, he weaves real science with true-to-life characters in descriptive page-turning suspense. Austin and his wife, Cindy are the parents of four adult children and live in Huntsville, Alabama where he manages an engineering and design company, and serves the community through Crisis Pregnancy ministries.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Return (Mars Hill Classified, Book 3)?
Strong Finality Dec 22, 2007
Mars exploration continues for grief stricken John Wells, but nothing could prepare him for what he discovers on this mission. Meanwhile, the CIA, FBI and other government agencies begin to fit the final 3/21 puzzle pieces together. The elaborate plot they uncover reaches beyond anything they could have ever imagined.
The final book in the Mars Hill Classified trilogy is definitely a page turner. It grabs the reader from the opening chapter and keeps them reading to the end. Boyd definitely demonstrates his writing talent and keeps a rather elaborate plot together and complete to the end. With the amount of information, story lines, and characters involved in this trilogy, combined with the long period of time these books cover, keeping this story moving and together was certainly a writing feat. In The Return the characters are really allowed to develop and start showing their actions and emotions. An element I felt was missing in the early part of the series. In the end, all is revealed and we're rewarded with an ending that appropriately fits this series. God is always in control--nothing is outside of His plan.
Unique and Interesting Oct 30, 2007
This book was very unique and interesting. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Do not worry about it being the third in a series the author does a good job of laying things out. I am sure for those that have read books one and two that book three probably had them squealing at various points. I know I did once things starting coming together. It read smooth and drew you in and did not let you go until the end. I love the ending. I highly recommend this book esp. if you are looking for something a little different in a good way.
P.S. I had the song Rocket Man by Elton John running through my head.
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Sci-Fi That I Can Like Oct 29, 2007
I need to go on record here...I'm not a sci-fi lover. So when I picked up The Return, the next book on my stack not knowing what to expect and turned to the first scene set on Mars, date 2020, I nearly choked.
This novel is 460 pages long, give or take a few.
But, I had committed to reading the book and writing a review. And since I try to find good things to say in my reviews, I was a little concerned that I could find something good at all to praise.
Then I started reading.
Well done, Mr. Boyd.
Boyd nails character, story and believability. I'll admit that there were a few techie spots that I skimmed. Seriously, details on titanium from Russia and DNA strands and windows for rocket launch do nothing for me. But I was seriously impressed with Boyd's skill with characterization, plotting and his solid and sometimes beautiful writing style. He takes the reader to Mars through the mind of a grieving astronaut and into the thoughts and heart of a confused fifteen year old girl, as well as another dozen or so characters throughout this novel.
After a few paragraphs I turned the book over and read all about Austin. Talk about a techie genius...Yikes. But a techie genius who writes poetry.
Not only has he mastered the basics, he has a great touch with realistic spirituality. Though Christian conversions happen within this novel, they are thoughtful and believable and lack the platitudes that have bothered those who complain about unrealistic pie-in-the-sky Christian fiction.
I'm not going to suggest that those who detest sci-fi run out and grab a copy. But I will suggest that anyone who likes a great story check further into Austin Boyd.
Very, very impressed, Austin Boyd.
the return Oct 10, 2007
I wish it was as good as the first.His latest book does not hold your attention nor grab you.I pick it up and read some and put it down and start another book and then return to his book and repeat the same proceedure over again.
The Oct 3, 2007
Boyd concludes his three book series in a spectacular way. His imagination mixes technical authenticity with science fiction in a way that made me as a "rocket scientist" wanting to believe it the whole way through. His conclusion kept me on the edge of my reading chair. I had the opportunity to meet Mr. Boyd and he is an impressive man with great moral values to go along with his writing talent. I look forward to his future works.