Book 3 of the Evan Gabriel Trilogy
A missile has no conscience. It is an inanimate steel object: cold, emotionless. But once ignited, it burns white hot inside, and cannot be shut off. Fired in combat, it has but one objective: the total destruction of its intended target. And it will only stop when its objective has been achieved, or it runs out of fuel.
Not all missiles are made of steel.
North American Federation Navy Commander Evan Gabriel thought it was over. Returning from a mission on the far-off world of Eden, he finds that Mars is in a state of political upheaval. Two major dome cities are now under the control of ambitious and ruthless men backed by the scheming South American Republic. Friends are in trouble, Renay Gesselli is missing, and the future of a world is in flux while rival governments bicker behind closed doors.
From the ice-bound planet of Poliahu, to the dangerous jungle world of Eden, and back to his adopted home of Mars, Evan Gabriel has witnessed death follow him. Now, he's turning the tables, and no force would stand in his way.
Approximately 80,000 words
Also available: Gabriel's Redemption (Book 1), Gabriel's Return (Book 2), Gabriel's Journey (complete collection)
"Umstead can write an action-packed adventure story better than most. He is an artist in designing a high-tech battlefield and weaving in the human element with his character's depth and color. If you like action in a science fiction setting then you really need to pick this up from book one and give it a shot." - Tom Clementson, The Kindle Book Review
"Umstead delivers his best action packed SciFi thriller yet. Tightly written and beautifully plotted, Umstead's concluding story is the type of page-turner that keeps the reader engaged from start to finish. You will cheer at the victories and cry with the failures. An absolute joy to read." - R.B. Wood, author of The Prodigal's Foole
The Gabriel trilogy
Fantastic series. Could not put books down. Just wish there were more in this series. Would love to read more of Steve unstead. Excellent author with a great imagination. Thanks for a great read.
If you like SciFi, don't miss this Trilogy
Read them in order to fully understand the nuances in each novel. Great characters, intriguing plots in each novel, each becoming part of an overall plot that is skillfully handled. Reasonable extrapolations of current science and excellent research into complex situations. Enjoy!
Enjoyed 2 of the Gabriel trilogy that I had the opportunity to read. Loved the tech aspects of combat in the future. Loved the heroics and honor that the characters possessed. Mr. Umstead weaves a good story and plot as well. I highly recommend the series. Rich Florio