Lifeboat: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 2)

      Felix R. Savage

Lifeboat: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 2)

Stranded on Europa, a broken crew of astronauts must defeat an alien menace to get home. After two years aboard the Spirit of Destiny, tensions among the elite international crew are at breaking point. Despite the obvious need to stay professional and united, as they approach the mysterious alien spaceship orbiting Europa, pilot Jack Kildare is acutely aware that not all the members of the crew may wish the best for the mission. There may be a saboteur on board, and he knows of at least one spy: the American astrophysicist Skyler Taft. An attack from long range alien weaponry cripples the Spirit of Destiny, forcing Jack to disobey orders to save the ship. Now he has to face the fact that the broken crew is the least of his worries. With the risky maneuver that saved the ship putting him dead center of the commander's crosshairs, and the crew attempting to hold together the tattered remnants of their unity to investigate the alien spaceship, Jack finds himself selected for the most dangerous mission of all... descending to Europa's surface to find out what lurks under the ice. As the voyage of discovery unravels into a desperate battle for survival, Jack races the clock to decode the secrets behind the alien intrusion. Will he find the truth in time to save the crew? Or will the thin threads of companionship snap under the strain of Skyler Taft gunning for his knowledge… or his blood?
Read online
  • 49

    Freefall: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 1)

      Felix R. Savage

Freefall: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 1)

It's not often you get a second chance… too bad it came when Earth is on its last one! After years of service to NASA, British astronaut Jack Kildare, loses his job in disgrace. Not known to be a man to demonstrate sympathy for weakness, Jack finds little enjoyment in his demotion to a private aerospace startup. But when an anomalous water plume is detected on Europa, Earth’s space agencies mount a gigantic cooperative effort to design and build a manned mission to Jupiter. Determined to make the cut, Jack fights tooth and nail to prove his worth to be a part of this historic mission. But when his brilliant inventor friend is murdered and their technology stolen, Jack realizes that the Spirit of Destiny project has a dark underside, populated by ruthless foes who will not balk at murder to seize the alien spaceship for themselves. Will Jack be able to put aside his own flaws in time to save the project from disaster? Or will Earth have lost its last chance?
Read online
  • 36

    Shiplord: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 3)

      Felix R. Savage

Shiplord: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 3)

Damaged and left for dead, one spaceship must stop an alien planet-killer headed for Earth. As the alien vessel once known as the MOAD turns its deadly sights towards Earth, the survivors of the first human mission to Europa face their greatest trial yet. Stranded, and under constant attack, acting commander Jack Kildare is determined to return the Spirit of Destiny safely to Earth. But when his desperate warnings go unheeded at home, Jack is forced to confront the reality that he and his crew will have no place to return to if the alien ship arrives at Earth unchallenged. Forgotten, alone and left to die without any assistance from Earth, Jack and his surviving crewmates have no choice. Embarking on a life-or-death pursuit of the alien behemoth that now has Earth in its crosshairs, they find help in the oddest of places… a group of dissident aliens brought on board the Spirit of Destiny. Unfortunately for the crew, the alien passengers dangerously overload the ship's life-support capacity, and Jack must fight off challenges to his authority from the very people he's trying to save. With the heavily burdened Spirit of Destiny launched into a perilous homewards trajectory, the chase is on. Can Jack and his ragtag crew manage to beat the impossible odds of catching up to the alien planet-killer? Or will his ship and crew’s survival be imperiled by his generous decision to help the refugees? The future of humanity depends on the Spirit of Destiny ... if it can reach Earth in time ... and if there's anyone left alive on board when it gets there.
Read online
  • 32

    Killshot: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 4)

      Felix R. Savage

Killshot: A First Contact Technothriller (Earth's Last Gambit Book 4)

The Spirit of Destiny is a wreck. Earth faces a brutal alien conquest. A pilot without a ship gambles everything on one last shot. When the Spirit of Destiny crashed on the moon, Earth's last hope of escaping alien conquest was lost. Pilot Jack Kildare and the battle-hardened crew of the SoD survived, but they are trapped in Earth's ramshackle little moon colony, exposed to the constant threat of alien attack. On Earth, the alien behemoth Lightbringer lies in the African jungle, grounded but no less deadly. Its crew spread destruction across a planet racked by conflict. Former astronaut Hannah Ginsburg inherits a dangerous role as go-between for the aliens and humankind. As much as she struggles to rein in the spreading chaos, her complicity in the alien conquest grows, pushing her nearer to the breaking point. Meanwhile, on the moon, Jack is desperate to get back to Earth and rejoin the fight. But the moon colonists side with the aliens, forcing him to lie and steal just to survive. His chance for redemption comes unexpectedly, when shipmate Skyler Taft detects a horrific new threat to our solar system. Humanity and aliens, locked in a bitter war for our planet, will all perish together ... unless Jack can achieve the impossible, and work together with his worst enemy to save Earth.
Read online
  • 23