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Saucer: Savage Planet [Format Kindle]

Stephen Coonts

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Aliens are coming! 

A year after young engineering student Rip Cantrell discovered the first flying saucer buried deep in the sands of the Sahara, another saucer is brought up from the bottom of the Atlantic.  The recovery is funded by a pharmaceutical executive who believes that the saucer holds the key to an anti-aging drug formula that space travelers would need to voyage between galaxies.  But one of his technicians, Adam Solo, an alien marooned on Earth for a thousand years, steals the saucer, hoping to summon a starship to rescue him.  Unfortunately, the stolen saucer has damaged communications gear.

Solo goes to Rip Cantrell and his partner, ex-Air Force test pilot Charlotte “Charley” Pine, and Rip's uncle Egg, for help in summoning a starship.  Meanwhile, as a terrified world fearful of space invaders approaches meltdown, big pharma moguls and their thugs are hot on the trail of the foursome.

In a world turned upside down, it may be the arriving aliens who offer limitless possibilities.  Rip and Charley face an incredible decision: Do they dare leave the safety of earth to travel into the great wilderness of the universe?  Full of UFO’s, futuristic technology, edge-of-your-seat flying scenes and unforgettable characters, human and otherwise, Stephen Coonts' Savage Planet is classic storytelling at its best . . . and pure, unadulterated fun.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 787 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 348 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1250042003
  • Editeur : St. Martin's Griffin (1 avril 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Mindless diversion 4 avril 2014
Par TChris - Publié sur
Stephen Coonts wrote two novels in the Saucer series, the last one about ten years ago, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. Flying saucers shaped like saucers are found on Earth, weaponized with "anti-matter beams." As everyone knows, the Air Force kept one of the saucers hidden in Area 51. That one was stolen by a Frenchman, only to be shot down over the Atlantic in the last novel by a second saucer that our hero, Rip Cantrell, dug out of the Saharan sands. The current novel begins a few months after the last one ends. Don't read it if you are looking for a serious work of science fiction. As the title implies, Saucer: Savage Planet is pulp fiction with a wink ... although it does advance a clever idea. While that payoff is small, the novel is a quick and undemanding read, the kind of book you might pick up if you are in the mood for a mindless diversion.

Savage Planet opens with the CEO of a pharmaceutical company salvaging the saucer that crashed in the last novel because he believes the ship's computers contain a formula for an anti-aging drug that will make him billions of dollars. The CEO has been sold on that premise by Adam Solo, who needs the CEO to salvage the saucer so that Solo can steal it. In the meantime, the media get wind of the anti-aging drug and the ensuing news stories convince the president that his party will control the government forever if only he can make the drug available to the public.

The story features an alien, who seems pretty much human apart from his telepathic abilities. The title Savage Planet refers to Earth as the alien sees it. Having survived a good bit of human history (including a stint with the Vikings), he has good reason to see it that way.

Savage Planet is more silly than funny, making this a novel I might recommend to younger readers. Its targets (primarily politicians, media "babes," and greedy capitalists) are familiar and easy to lampoon. A couple of things about the novel made me smile, including the president's continuing reliance on the advice he gets from a Chief Petty Officer (who, not being a politician, is the only person in Washington who bases advice on common sense), but none of the humor produced a belly laugh. The story has an oft-repeated moral -- life on this savage planet "is a grand adventure" and should be lived to its fullest -- but this isn't a philosophical novel and anyway, most of us don't have a chance to ride around in flying saucers. Ultimately, Savage Planet is a straightforward, moderately entertaining adventure story with a hokey ending that is occasionally amusing. I would give it 3 1/2 stars if I could.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 The continuation of Saucer 6 avril 2014
Par Edward D. Clark - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
The book starts with action, and finishes with action. It was a darn good story, but you need to read the first 2 books before this one.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 fast 4 avril 2014
Par AER - Publié sur
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Finished in less than 8 hours. Good moral and ethical stuff in this one. It would be amazing if we humans could actually behave in the optimistic manner Mr. Coonts has portrayed us. It is also strange how the dilemmas are so on target with what is going on in the healthcare world that I know.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best in the series 6 avril 2014
Par Skip McGrath - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I have read all three of the Saucer Books and Savage Planet is by far the best. Saucer was a bit slow because Coonts had to lay the foundation but book two was better and Savage Planet the best of the three. I am not a big science fiction fan, but this series works because it based on some actual historical events.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Three Stars 6 juillet 2014
Par Mike - Publié sur
Felt like it was written more for teenagers.
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