by Douglas Preston
Review by Linda Marie Schumacher
Macmillan Audio Audio CD ISBN/ITEM#: 9781427206817
Date: 05 January 2010 List Price $39.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
A great fast-paced story. A meteor hits the earth, but it turns out to not be a meteor at all. Ex-CIA agent Wyman Ford discovers the secret and must alert the world, but someone is trying to kill him to cover up the information. From official release/information:
Product Description: Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia... to locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.
A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast... and two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater.
A scientist at the National Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. He is found decapitated, the data missing.
High resolution NASA images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars... and it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.
(Source: Macmillan Audio)