- Sortie prévue le 9 juil. 2020
- 4,49 €
Description de l’éditeur
The explosive opening of a new military SF adventure from the author of the Legacy Trilogy and the Star Carrier series.
THE TRUTH HAS ALWAYS BEEN HERE
In the final days of World War II, the Allies ransacked Berlin, but they failed to capture one of the most vital members of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle: SS Obergruppenfuhrer Hans Kammler helped to engineer Auschwitz, but he was also a liaison with silent partners whose technological wonders nearly helped the Nazis win the war – the alien species the Germans called the Eidechse.
More than seven decades later, U.S. Navy SEAL Mark Hunter has witnessed the impossible, an unidentified flying object destroying a North Korean compound used to develop weapons of mass destruction. Hunter is recruited by a government agency that has harboured a secret alliance with extraterrestrials since 1947. Selected to lead an elite force of soldiers, he will travel across the stars to help humanity stake its claim among greater intelligent life in the universe.
But the aliens who have infiltrated Earth and guided war-mongering nations since the twentieth century have their own agendas…
PRAISE FOR THE STAR CARRIER SERIES:
‘Douglas knows his SF’
‘The action is full-blooded and almost non stop, yet the well-developed background is surprisingly rich and logical … As immersive as it is impressive’
KIRKUS (starred review)
About the author
Ian Douglas is the author of the popular military SF series The Heritage Trilogy, The Legacy Trilogy, and The Inheritance Trilogy. A former naval corpsman, he lives in Pennsylvania.
This ambitious series opener from Douglas (Bright Light) throws military sci-fi tropes and time-honored conspiracy theories into a blender to create a bonkers alternate present. When Lieutenant Commander Mark Hunter of the Navy SEALs spots a flying saucer during a mission, he is drawn into an intricate web of government lies, learning that aliens and time travelers have secretly manipulated human culture for decades, and that even now, Earth is the focal point for a conflict raging across space and time. The generically heroic Hunter joins the newly formed Interstellar Fleet Marine Force to travel to distant planets to assess the current threat. Much of this installment is dedicated to laying the groundwork of the series's universe, filling readers in on the alien truths behind 20th-century history. Douglas gleefully combines an eclectic mix of conspiracies, among them Roswell Greys, humanoid lizards, and space-faring Nazis, while launching his characters into intergalactic battles with the skillful combat sequences fans will expect. Readers who can forgive the tinfoil hat wearing wackiness of the premise will look forward to the next in the series.